Colten v. Kentucky Case Brief

Facts of the Case

Colten challenged the judgment of the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, which affirmed his conviction for disorderly conduct, in violation of. Defendant claimed that his conviction and the state’s statute were repugnant toand, and he challenged the constitutionality of the enhanced penalty he received under Kentucky’s two-tier system for adjudicating certain criminal cases.


Does a state criminal trial by a jury of only five persons deprive the accused of the right to a trial by jury as protected by the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments?



Case Information

Citation: 407 US 104 (1972)
Argued: Apr 17, 1972
Decided: Jun 12, 1972
Case Brief: 1972