No. 29.

317 U.S. 287 (1942)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 21, 1942.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. W.H. Strickland for petitioners.

Mr. Hughes J. Rhodes, Assistant Attorney General of North Carolina, with whom Messrs. Harry McMullan, Attorney General, and M.B. Gillam, Jr. were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners were tried and convicted of bigamous cohabitation under § 4342 of the North Carolina Code,1 1939, and each was sentenced for a term of years to a state prison. The judgment of conviction was affirmed by the Supreme Court of North Carolina. 220 N.C. 445, 17 S.E.2d 769. The case is here on certiorari.

Petitioner Williams was married to Carrie Wyke in 1916 in...

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