Palko v. Connecticut

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Palko v. Connecticut
Court U.S. Supreme Court
Citation 302 U.S. 319 (1937)
Date decided 1937

Facts

Connecticut law permitted appeals in criminal cases to be taken by the state.

Issues

Whether the 14th amendment, which states that “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” means that the double jeopardy clause in the 5th amendment applies to the states as well.

Holding

Judgment against the defendant.

Rule

To abolish this practice it must be a principle of justice so rooted in the traditions and conscience of our people as to be ranked as fundamental.