United States v. Price (383 U.S. 787)

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United States v. Price (383 U.S. 787)
by the Supreme Court of the United States
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United States v. Cecil Price, et al. 383 U.S. 787 (1966), also known as the Mississippi Burning trial, was one of the most famous criminal trials in American history. The United States charged a group of 18 men with conspiring in a Ku Klux Klan plot to murder three young civil rights workers (Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman) in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 21, 1964 (see Mississippi civil rights workers murders). The trial, conducted in Meridian, Mississippi with U.S. District Court Judge W. Harold Cox presiding, resulted in convictions of 7 of the 18 defendants. — Excerpted from United States v. Price on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

383 U.S. 787

UNITED STATES, APPELLANT,  v.  CECIL RAY PRICE ET AL.

 Argued: Nov. 9, 1965. --- Decided: March 28, 1966

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ThurgoodMarshall, Sol. Gen., for appellant.

H. C. Mike Watkins, Meridian, Miss., for appellees.

Mr. Justice FORTAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

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