No. 391.

303 U.S. 444 (1938)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 28, 1938.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. O.R. Moyle for appellant.

Messrs. Hughes Spalding and Sumter M. Kelley submitted on brief for appellee.

By leave of Court, briefs of amici curiae were filed by Messrs. Francis Biddle and Osmond K. Fraenkel, on behalf of the American Liberties Union, and by Messrs. Samuel Slaff and George Slaff, on behalf of the Workers' Defense League, in support of appellant.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.

Appellant, Alma Lovell, was convicted in the Recorder's Court of the City of Griffin, Georgia, of the violation of a city ordinance and was sentenced to imprisonment for fifty days in default of the payment of a fine of fifty dollars. The Superior Court of the county refused sanction of a petition for review; the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Superior...

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