Loftus v. Illinois
334 U.S. 804 (1948)

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Loftus v. Illinois, 334 U.S. 804 (1948)

Loftus v. Illinois

No. 59

Argued April 26, 1948

Decided June 14, 1948

334 U.S. 804

Syllabus

In the circumstances of this case, the cause is continued for an appropriate period to enable this Court to be advised without ambiguity whether the state supreme court intended to rest its judgment herein on an adequate independent state ground or whether decision of the claim of denial of federal constitutional right was necessary to the judgment rendered. Pp. 334 U. S. 804-806.

Petitioner, by an original writ of error in the state supreme court, challenged the validity of four judgments of conviction in a circuit court of the State. The state supreme court affirmed the judgments. 395 Ill. 479, 70 N.E.2d 573. This Court granted certiorari. 333 U.S. 831. Cause continued, pp. 334 U. S. 805-806.

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