Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Charles A. Horsky, acting under appointment by the Court, 349 U.S. 949, argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioners.
William C. Wines, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Latham Castle, Attorney General.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE BLACK announced the judgment of the Court and an opinion in which THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, and MR. JUSTICE CLARK join.
Illinois law provides that "Writs of error in all criminal cases are writs of right and shall be issued of course."1 The question presented here is whether Illinois may, consistent with the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment, administer this statute so as to...
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