Groppi v. Wisconsin
400 U.S. 505 (1971)

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Groppi v. Wisconsin, 400 U.S. 505 (1971)

Groppi v. Wisconsin

No. 26

Argued December 7, 1970

Decided January 25, 1971

400 U.S. 505

Syllabus

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. 400 U. S. 507-512.

41 Wis.2d 312, 164 N.W.2d 266, vacated and remanded.

STEWART, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which DOUGLAS, HARLAN, BRENNAN, WHITE, and MARSHALL, JJ., joined. BLACKMUN, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which BURGER, C.J., joined, post, p. 400 U. S. 512. BLACK, J., filed a dissenting opinion, post, p. 400 U. S. 515.

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