No. 52.

391 U.S. 194 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 20, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Anthony Bradley Eben argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs was Herbert F. Friedman.

Edward J. Hladis argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were John J. Stamos and Ronald Butler.

MR. JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner was convicted in an Illinois state court of criminal contempt and sentenced to imprisonment for 24 months for willfully petitioning to admit to probate a will falsely prepared and executed after the death of the putative testator. Petitioner made a timely demand for jury trial which was refused. Since in Duncan v. Louisiana, ante, p. 145, the Constitution was held to guarantee the right...

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