In re Disbarment of Isserman,
345 U.S. 286 (1953)

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In re Disbarment of Isserman, 345 U.S. 286 (1953)

In re Disbarment of Isserman

No. 5, Misc.

Decided April 6, 1953

345 U.S. 286


At the conclusion of the nine-months' trial of the eleven defendants whose convictions were affirmed by this Court in Dennia v. United States, 341 U. S. 494, the Federal District Judge sentenced the defense attorneys, including respondent, to jail for contempt. The contemptuous acts consisted mainly of repetitious and insolent objections and arguments after the trial judge made rulings and ordered a halt to further arguments on the points involved. Following affirmance of the contempt sentence here, 343 U. S. 343 U.S. 1, the Supreme Court of New Jersey ordered respondent disbarred. In accordance with Rule 2, par. 5, of the Rules of this Court, an order was then issued by this Court requiring respondent to show cause why he should not be disbarred here. Upon the return to the rule to show cause, held: respondent has failed to meet the burden which was upon him to show good cause why he should not be disbarred, and it is ordered that he be disbarred from practice in this Court. Pp. 345 U. S. 286-290.

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