Mr. Maurice R. Woulfe, of New Orleans, La., for petitioner.
Mr. John E. Fleury, of Gretna, La., for respondent.
Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.
Indicted for murder, petitioner, a member of the negro race, was convicted and sentenced to death in a State court of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Louisiana. [306 U.S. 354, 355] The Louisiana Supreme Court affirmed. 1 His petition for certiorari to review the Louisiana Supreme Court's judgment rested upon the grave claim- earnestly, but unsuccessfully urged in both State courts-that because of his race he had not been accorded the equal protection of the laws guaranteed to all races in all the States by the Fourteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution, U.S.C.A. For this reason, we granted certiorari.