Patterson v. Superior Court,
420 U.S. 1301 (1975)

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Patterson v. Superior Court, 420 U.S. 1301 (1975)

Patterson v. Superior Court

No. A-765

Decided March 21, 1975

420 U.S. 1301


Application to MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS for stay of further state court proceedings against applicant newspaper reporters and managing editor, who were adjudged in contempt for refusing to answer investigating judge's questions as to how they had obtained access to a certain sealed grand jury transcript, is granted pending referral of the application to the full Court, since the applicants may be irreparably deprived of constitutional rights if the proceedings continue and they have stated their intention to seek certiorari from the state appellate courts' denial of extraordinary relief.

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