Groppi v. Wisconsin
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.