Groppi v. Wisconsin

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Dissenting Opinion

United States Supreme Court

400 U.S. 505

Groppi  v.  Wisconsin

 Argued: Dec. 7, 1970. --- Decided: Jan 25, 1971


State law that categorically prevents a change of venue for a jury trial in a criminal case, regardless of the extent of local prejudice against the defendant, solely on the ground that the crime with which he is charged is a misdemeanor held violative of the right to trial by an impartial jury guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 507-512.

41 Wis.2d 312, 164 N.W.2d 266, vacated and remanded.

Elizabeth B. DuBois, New York City, for appellant.

Sverre O. Tinglum, Madison, Wis., for appellee.

Mr. Justice STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.


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