Waller v. Florida
Significance, Motion To Suppress
Joseph Waller, Jr.
Earl Faircloth, Attorney General of the State of Florida
That a prosecution in a court of the United States is a bar to a subsequent prosecution in a territorial court, since both are arms of the same sovereign.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Leslie H. Levinson
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, John Marshall Harlan II, Thurgood Marshall, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
13 November 1969
The Supreme Court vacated the felony conviction against Waller and remanded the case to the District Court of Appeal of Florida.
- Palko v. Connecticut, 302 U.S. 319 (1937).
- Bartkus v. Illinois, 359 U.S. 121 (1959).
- Reynolds v. Sims, 377 U.S. 533 (1964).
- Benton v. Maryland, 395 U.S. 784 (1969).
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