No. 71-5908.

410 U.S. 284 (1973)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 21, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peter Westen argued the cause for petitioner pro hac vice. With him on the briefs was Ramsey Clark.

Timmie Hancock, Special Assistant Attorney General of Mississippi, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were A. F. Summer, Attorney General, and Guy N. Rogers, Assistant Attorney General.

MR. JUSTICE POWELL delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner, Leon Chambers, was tried by a jury in a Mississippi trial court and convicted of murdering a policeman. The jury assessed punishment at life imprisonment, and the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed, one justice dissenting. 252 So.2d 217 (1971). Pending disposition of his application for certiorari to this Court, petitioner was granted bail by order of the Circuit...

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