392 US 925 Benton v. Maryland

392 U.S. 925

88 S.Ct. 2297

20 L.Ed.2d 1384

John Dalmer BENTON, petitioner,

No. 1185, Misc.

Supreme Court of the United States

June 17, 1968

H. Thomas Sisk and M. Michael Cramer, for petitioner.

Francis B. Burch, Atty. Gen. of Maryland, and Edward F. Borgerding, Asst. Atty. Gen., for respondent.


Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for writ of certiorari to the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland granted limited to the following questions:


(1) Is the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment applicable to the States through the Fourteenth Amendment? (2) If so, was the petitioner 'twice put in jeopardy' in this case? Case transferred to the appellate docket and placed on the summary calendar.