PANICO V. UNITED STATES, 375 U. S. 29 (1963)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Panico v. United States, 375 U.S. 29 (1963)

Panico v. United States

No. 45

Decided October 21, 1963

375 U.S. 29


In the circumstances of this case, in which petitioner was convicted in a summary proceeding of criminal contempt and shortly thereafter was committed to a state mental hospital, the fair administration of criminal justice requires a plenary hearing under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 42(b) to determine the question of his criminal responsibility for his conduct. Pp. 375 U. S. 29-31.

308 F.2d 125, certiorari granted; judgment vacated; and case remanded.

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