Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
James R. Thompson, U. S. Atty., Gary Starkman, Royal B. Martin, Asst. U. S. Attys., Chicago, Ill., for the United States.
Morton Stavis, and Doris Peterson, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City, for all defendants.
William M. Kunstler, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City, and Leonard I. Weinglass, Los Angeles, Cal., for all nonlawyer defendants.
United States District Court, N. D. Illinois, E. D.
OPINION AND ORDER OF THE COURT
GIGNOUX, District Judge.
This case arose from the 1969 trial of the so-called "Chicago 7," five of whom were found guilty of violations of the 1968 Federal Anti-Riot Act (18 U.S.C. § 2101) after a four and a half month jury trial.1 At the conclusion of the trial, the trial judge, acting under Fed. R.Crim.P. 42(a), summarily convicted the defendants and their two trial attorneys (the nine original...
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