436 U.S. 962 (1978), 77-1425, Ballew v. Georgia.

Docket NºNo. 77-1425
Citation436 U.S. 962, 98 S.Ct. 3083, 57 L.Ed.2d 1129
Party NameClaude D. BALLEW v. State of GEORGIA
Case DateJune 12, 1978
CourtUnited States Supreme Court

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436 U.S. 962 (1978)

98 S.Ct. 3083, 57 L.Ed.2d 1129

Claude D. BALLEW

v.

State of GEORGIA

No. 77-1425

United States Supreme Court.

June 12, 1978

OPINION

On petition for writ of certiorari to the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN, with whom Mr. Justice STEWART and Mr. Justice MARSHALL join, dissenting.

Petitioner, convicted of distributing obscene materials under Ga.Code § 26-2101 (1975), for a second time asks this Court to decide the question:

"Whether . . . jury instructions on scienter allowing a finding of 'constructive knowledge' in an obscenity case are sufficient to meet . . . constitutional minimum standards . . . ?" Pet. for Cert. 2.

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In Ballew v. Georgia, 435 U.S. 223, 98 S.Ct. 1029, 55 L.Ed.2d 234 (1978) (Ballew I ), which involved petitioner's earlier conviction under § 26-2101, we granted certiorari to consider, but did not reach, precisely this issue. See Pet. for Cert. in Ballew v. Georgia, O.T. 1977, No. 76-761, p. 2. I see no reason to suppose that this issue is any less worthy of consideration on certiorari now than it was when we accepted it in Ballew I. For this reason, I would grant certiorari. See also Sewell v. Georgia, 435 U.S. 982, 98 S.Ct. 1635, 56 L.Ed.2d 76 (1978) (BRENNAN, J., dissenting from dismissal of appeal); Teal v. Georgia, 435 U.S. 989, 98 S.Ct. 1639, 56 L.Ed.2d 79 (1978) (same); Robinson v. Georgia, 435 U.S. 991, 98 S.Ct. 1640, 56 L.Ed.2d 80 (1978) (dissenting from vacation of judgment and remand). Barring this, I would grant this petition and summarily reverse. See Ballew I, supra, 435 U.S., at 246, 98 S.Ct., at 1042 (opinion of BRENNAN, J.); Sanders v. Georgia, 424 U.S. 931, 96 S.Ct. 1145, 47 L.Ed.2d 340 (1976) (dissent from denial of certiorari).

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