Ruthenberg v. United States - 245 U.S. 480 (1918)
U.S. Supreme Court
Ruthenberg v. United States, 245 U.S. 480 (1918)
Ruthenberg v. United States
Argued December 13, 14, 1917
Decided January 14, 1918
245 U.S. 480
ERROR TO THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO
As to the constitutionality of the Selective Draft Law, the case is ruled by the Selective Draft Law Cases, ante, 245 U. S. 366.
No infraction of constitutional or statutory right is predicable of the fact that the indictment and conviction of a socialist are returned by grand and petit juries composed exclusively of members of other political parties and property owners.
Upon a criminal trial of defendants who are socialists, it is not error for the district court to refuse them permission to ask the jurors whether they distinguish between socialists and anarchists.