Cheff v. Schnackenberg

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Cheff v. Schnackenberg
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Argued March 3, 1966
Decided June 6, 1966
Full case name Cheff v. Schnackenberg, U.S. Circuit Judge, et al.
Citations 384 U.S. 373 (more)
86 S. Ct. 1523; 16 L. Ed. 2d 629; 1966 U.S. LEXIS 2949; 1966 Trade Cas. (CCH) P71,786
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Clark, joined by Warren, Brennan, Fortas
Concurrence Harlan, joined by Stewart
Dissent Douglas, joined by Black
White took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.

Cheff v. Schnackenberg, 384 U.S. 373 (1966), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that crimes carrying possible penalties up to six months imprisonment do not require a jury trial if they otherwise qualify as petty offenses.[1]


  1. ^ Varat, J.D. et al. Constitutional Law Cases and Materials, Concise Thirteenth Edition. Foundation Press, New York, NY: 2009, p. 351