Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Julien Cornell, with whom Messrs. Alfred T. Carton, Charles Liebman and Arthur Garfield Hayes were on the brief, for petitioner.
William C. Wines, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, with whom George F. Barrett, Attorney General, was on the brief, for the Justices of the Supreme Court of Illinois, respondents.
Messrs. Harold Evans, Ernest Angell, Claude C. Smith and Thomas Raeburn White filed a brief on behalf of the American Friends Service Committee, as amicus curiae, in support of petitioner.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE REED delivered the opinion of the Court.
Petitioner sought a writ of certiorari from this Court under Section 237 (b) of the Judicial Code to review the action of the Supreme Court of Illinois in denying petitioner's prayer for admission to the practice of law in that state. It was alleged that the denial was "on the sole ground that he is a conscientious objector to war" or to phrase petitioner's contention slightly differently "because of his conscientious...
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