No. 71-5139.

409 U.S. 524 (1973)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 17, 1973.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Jonathan Shapiro argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief were Jack Greenberg, James M. Nabrit III, and Anthony G. Amsterdam.

Timothy G. Quinn, Assistant Attorney General of South Carolina, argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was Daniel R. McLeod, Attorney General.

MR. JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner was convicted in the South Carolina trial court of the possession of marihuana in violation of state law.1 He was sentenced to 18 months' confinement, and on appeal his conviction was affirmed by a divided South Carolina Supreme Court. 256 S.C. 1, 180 S.E.2d 628

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