Ex parte Grossman

Ex parte Grossman by William Howard Taft

Ex parte Grossman, 267 U.S. 87 (1925), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the President of the United States can pardon criminal contempt of court. Grossman had been convicted of criminal contempt, but was pardoned by the President; the district court had subsequently sent him back to prison. Excerpted from Ex parte Grossman on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

267 U.S. 87

Ex parte Grossman

Argued on Return to Rule to Show Cause Dec. 1, 1924.

Decided March 2, 1925.

Messrs. Louis J. Behan and Robert A. Milroy, both of Chicago, Ill., for petitioner.

[Syllabus and Argument of Counsel from pages 87-89 intentionally omitted]

Messrs. Amos C. Miller and F. Bruce Johnstone, both of Chicago, Ill., for respondents.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 92-101 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Attorney General Stone for the President of the United States as amicus curiae by special leave of Court.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 101-107 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Chief Justice TAFT delivered the opinion of the Court.


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