UPHAUS V. WYMAN, 364 U. S. 388 (1960)

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Uphaus v. Wyman, 364 U.S. 388 (1960)

Uphaus v. Wyman

No. 336

Decided November 14, 1960

364 U.S. 388


For refusing to comply with a state court order to produce the names of persons attending his summer camp during 1954 and 1955 for use in an investigation by the Attorney General of New Hampshire on behalf of the State Legislature to determine whether "subversive persons" were then in the State, petitioner was adjudged guilty of civil contempt and ordered committed to jail until he complied. That judgment was sustained by the State Supreme Court and by this Court. He then appealed again to the State Supreme Court, claiming that, since his former appeal, the State Legislature had terminated the Attorney General's authority to make such an investigation on its behalf; but the State Supreme Court held that such authority had not been terminated.

Held: an appeal to this Court from that judgment is dismissed for want of jurisdiction, since that judgment is based on a nonfederal ground.

Reported below: 102 N.H. 461, 159 A.2d 160.

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