Court of Appeals of New York
8 N.E.2d 283 (N.Y. 1937)
The City Court of New York City rendered a judgment against the defendant for approximately $400. The City Court of New York City ordered the defendant to pay installments of $20 per month until he satisfied the debt. The defendant failed to pay, so, pursuant to a new New York state law, the judge held him in contempt. The defendant appealed on the grounds that the new law provided for imprisonment for debt which violated the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Finch, J.)
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