Griffin v. Illinois

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Griffin v. Illinois
the Supreme Court of the United States

Griffin v. Illinois, 351 U.S. 12 (1956), was a case in which United States Supreme Court held that a criminal defendant may not be denied the right to appeal due to inability to pay for a trial transcript.

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351 U.S. 12

Griffin  v.  Illinois

 Argued: Dec. 7, 1955. --- Decided: April 23, 1956

See 351 U.S. 958, 76 S.Ct. 844.

Mr. Charles A. Horsky, Washington, D.C., for petitioner.

Mr. William C. Wines, Chicago, Ill., for respondent.

Mr. Justice BLACK announced the judgment of the Court and an opinion in which THE CHIEF JUSTICE, Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, and Mr. Justice CLARK, join.



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).

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