Bartkus v. Illinois (Great American Court Cases)
Legal Citation: 359 U.S. 121 (1959)
State of Illinois
The Supreme Court should void his conviction for bank robbery by an Illinois court. A federal court already had tried and had acquitted him of the same crime.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Walter R. Fisher
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
William C. Wines, Latham Castle
Justices for the Court
Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Charles Evans Whittaker
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Earl Warren
Date of Decision
30 March 1959
The Court denied Bartkus' appeal and affirmed his conviction. His second trial after a prior acquittal did not deny Bartkus due process of law.
The majority declared that the Fourteenth Amendment did not impose upon the states the Fifth Amendment's protection against double jeopardy. However, the Court...
(The entire section is 1075 words.)
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