William J. Corrigan, Fred W. Garmone, Arthur E. Petersilge
On October 14, 1954, Sheppard's defense team moved for a continuance for a reasonable time until the prejudicial effects of the nationwide publicity wear off enough to permit a fair trial. On the first page of the document, Judge Blythin wrote "10-18-54 overruled" and signed his name. However, in 1966, The United States Supreme Court did indeed rule that Sheppard should be retried because the media frenzy so tainted the 1954 proceedings (Sheppard v. Maxwell decision)
Corrigan, William J., "54/10/14 Defendant's Motion for Continuance for a reasonable time until the prejudicial effections of the nationwide publicity...wear off" (1954). 1954 Court Documents. 3.