United States v. Fries, 3 U.S. 515 (1799)
U.S. Supreme CourtUnited States v. Fries, 3 U.S. 3 Dall. 515 515 (1799)
United States v. Fries
3 U.S. (3 Dall.) 515
Indictment for treason by levying war against the United States, at Bethlehem, in the County of Northampton. The prisoner, after a trial that lasted fifteen days, [Footnote 1] was convicted, whereupon Lewis and Dallas, his counsel, moved for a new trial on two general grounds.
1st, that there had been a mistrial.
2d, that there had not been an unbiased and impartial trial.