No. 71-496.

409 U.S. 57 (1972)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided November 14, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bernard A. Berkman argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Niki Z. Schwartz.

Franklin D. Eckstein argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Joseph F. Dush.

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

Pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 1905.01 et seq. (1968), which authorizes mayors to sit as judges in cases of ordinance violations and certain traffic offenses, the Mayor of Monroeville, Ohio, convicted petitioner of two traffic offenses and fined him $50 on each. The Ohio Court of Appeals for Huron County, 21 Ohio App.2d 17,

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