Mayberry v. Pennsylvania

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United States Supreme Court

400 U.S. 455

Mayberry  v.  Pennsylvania

 Argued: Dec. 17, 1970. --- Decided: Jan 20, 1971


Under the facts of this case, a defendant in a state criminal contempt proceeding who vilified the judge during the course of the defendant's trial in the state court and was sentenced by that judge to 11 to 22 years for the contempt was entitled under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to a public trial before another judge. Pp. 462-466. 434 Pa. 478, 255 A.2d 131, vacated and remanded.

Curtis R. Reitz, Philadelphia, Pa., for petitioner.

Carol Mary Los, Pittsburgh, Pa., for respondent, pro hac vice, by special leave of Court.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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