Memorandum to the United States Supreme Court urging reversal of Smith Act Convictions. [cover title] Petition for leave to file and memorandum of amicae curiae in support of petition for rehearing [caption title]

n.p. 1951. 8p., wraps slightly browned & edge worn, mimeographed, 8.5x11 inches. On the case of Eugene Dennis, John B. Williamson, etal.

Petition by two "Negro citizens, each a member of the bar of the State of Illinois and also of this Court," asking that the conviction of Communist Party leadership in Dennis, et al v. United States be overturned. "Negro citizens are vitally concerned..." "The adverse decision of this Court on this issue has peculiar significance for the members of a persecuted minority whose history has been one of continuous struggle for the right to have the guilt or innocence of one of their members in the ordinary criminal case assessed by a democratically selected jury of their peers."

Cat.No: 176069

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