No. 71-6272.

409 U.S. 505 (1973)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 16, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James D. Robinson argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Jerry H. Summers.

Bart C. Durham III, Assistant Attorney General of Tennessee, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were David M. Pack, Attorney General, and William C. Koch, Jr., Assistant Attorney General.

MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

In 1962 petitioner was tried and convicted in the Chattanooga municipal court of three counts of assault and battery in violation of a city ordinance. He was fined $50 and costs on each count. He was later indicated by the grand jury of Hamilton County, Tennessee, which, out of the same circumstances giving rise to the municipal trial, charged him with three offenses of assault with intent to commit murder...

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