Trop v. Dulles
Significance, Court Rules That Denaturalization Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Rescinding American Citizenship
Albert L. Trop
John Foster Dulles, U.S. Secretary of State
That taking away his American citizenship amounted to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Osmond K. Fraenkel
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
J. Lee Rankin, U.S. Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., William O. Douglas, Earl Warren (writing for the Court), Charles Evans Whittaker
Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter, John Marshall Harlan II
Date of Decision
31 March 1956
The Supreme Court reversed Trop's expatriation.
- Perez v. Brownell, 356 U.S. 44 (1958).
- Afroyim v. Rusk, 387 U.S. 253 (1967).
- Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972).
- Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976).
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