U.S. Supreme Court
Panico v. United States, 375 U.S. 29 (1963)
Panico v. United States
Decided October 21, 1963
375 U.S. 29
In the circumstances of this case, in which petitioner was convicted in a summary proceeding of criminal contempt and shortly thereafter was committed to a state mental hospital, the fair administration of criminal justice requires a plenary hearing under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 42(b) to determine the question of his criminal responsibility for his conduct. Pp. 375 U. S. 29-31.
308 F.2d 125, certiorari granted; judgment vacated; and case remanded.