No. 418.

337 U.S. 773 (1949)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 1949.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frederick Bernays Wiener, acting under an assignment by the Court, argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Alvin O. West.

Karl W. Johnson argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was C. William Kraft, Jr.

MR. JUSTICE REED delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case raises the question whether, under the circumstances of petitioner's trial for larceny in a state court without counsel, Pennsylvania deprived him of a federal constitutional right protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Petitioner, a man in his thirties, was arrested in Pennsylvania in 1947 for the larceny of certain clothing and other personal effects allegedly belonging...

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