Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957)

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Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957)

Lambert v. California


No. 47


Argued April 3, 1957
Restored to the docket for reargument June 3, 1957
Reargued October 16-17, 1957
Decided December 16, 1957
355 U.S. 225

APPEAL FROM THE APPELLATE DEPARTMENT OF THE
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Syllabus

A Los Angeles municipal ordinance makes it an offense for a person who has been convicted of a crime punishable in California as a felony to remain in the City or more than five days without registering with the Chief of Police. On appeal from a conviction for failure to register,

Held: when applied to a person who.has no actual knowledge of his duty to register, and where no showing is made of the probability of such knowledge, this ordinance violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 226-230.

Reversed.

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Chicago: U.S. Supreme Court, "Syllabus," Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957) in 355 U.S. 225 355 U.S. 226. Original Sources, accessed September 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9XR4TDI3QBEVNM.

MLA: U.S. Supreme Court. "Syllabus." Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957), in 355 U.S. 225, page 355 U.S. 226. Original Sources. 22 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9XR4TDI3QBEVNM.

Harvard: U.S. Supreme Court, 'Syllabus' in Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957). cited in 1957, 355 U.S. 225, pp.355 U.S. 226. Original Sources, retrieved 22 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9XR4TDI3QBEVNM.