No. 19.

375 U.S. 85 (1963)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 2, 1963.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Francis J. McNamara, Jr. argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Raymond T. Benedict and John F. Spindler.

John F. McGowan, Assistant State's Attorney for Connecticut, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Otto J. Saur, State's Attorney.

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

Petitioner waived trial by jury and was convicted in a Connecticut state court of wilfully injuring a public building in violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 53-45 (a). Specifically, petitioner and his codefendant Arnold1 were found guilty of having painted swastikas on a Norwalk, Connecticut, synagogue. The trial took place...

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