Patton v. United States - Significance, Trial By Jury And The Constitution
John Patton, Harold Conant, Jack Butler
That defendants in a federal criminal trial cannot waive their right to a trial by jury composed of fewer than 12 jurors.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Charles E. Hughes, U.S. Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Pierce Butler, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Clark McReynolds, Harlan Fiske Stone, Edward Terry Sanford, George Sutherland (writing for the Court), Willis Van Devanter
None (William Howard Taft did not participate)
Date of Decision
14 April 1930
The Court affirmed a defendant's right to waive a trial by jury in federal criminal cases, but required the presiding judge and government attorneys to agree to the waiver as well.
- In re Debs, 158 U.S. 564 (1895).
- Schick v. United States, 195 U.S. 65 (1919).
- Hall, Kermit L, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford Press, 1992.
- Witt, Elder, ed. The Supreme Court and Individual Rights. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly, Inc., 1979.
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