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Riggan v. Virginia (1966)

  • By: John R. Vile
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

In Riggan v. Virginia, 384 U.S. 152 (1966), five justices issued a single-sentence per curiam opinion reversing Walter Francis Riggan's conviction for gambling offenses, which had been affirmed by the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, on the basis of ...

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