Johnson v. Virginia
373 U.S. 61 (1963)

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Johnson v. Virginia, 373 U.S. 61 (1963)

Johnson v. Virginia

No. 715

Decided April 29, 1963

373 U.S. 61

Syllabus

Petitioner, a Negro, was convicted of contempt of court solely because he refused to comply with a judge's instructions to sit in the section of a courtroom reserved for Negroes.

Held: A State may not require racial segregation in a courtroom, and the conviction is reversed. Pp. 373 U. S. 61-62.

Reversed.

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