No. 135.

302 U.S. 319 (1937)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 6, 1937.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Messrs. David Goldstein and George A. Saden for appellant.

Mr. Wm. H. Comley, with whom Mr. Lorin W. Willis, State's Attorney, was on the brief, for Connecticut.

MR. JUSTICE CARDOZO delivered the opinion of the Court.

A statute of Connecticut permitting appeals in criminal cases to be taken by the state is challenged by appellant as an infringement of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Whether the challenge should be upheld is now to be determined.

Appellant was indicted in Fairfield County, Connecticut, for the crime of murder in the first degree. A jury

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