The United States Supreme Court has held that a state statute preventing a change of venue for a jury trial in a criminal case, solely on the ground that the crime with which defendant was charged was a misdemeanor, violates the right to trial by impartial jury guaranteed by the fourteenth amendment.
Groppi v. Wisconsin, 400 U.S. 505 (1971).
Norman K. Clark,
Criminal Procedure - Change of Venue for Jury Prejudice,
Duq. L. Rev.
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