Simmons v. United States

Text

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/ll/usrep/usrep348/usrep348397/usrep348397.pdf

Holding

Reversed conviction of defendant who was denied fair conscientious objection hearing because of government’s failure to supply him “fair resume” of materials from his FBI files.

Citation

348 U.S. 397

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

U.S. v. Simmons, 213 F.2d 901 (7th Cir. 1954), rev'd, 348 U.S. 397 (1955)