Gasquet v. LaPeyre
242 U.S. 367 (1917)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Gasquet v. LaPeyre, 242 U.S. 367 (1917)

Gasquet v. LaPeyre

No. 116

Argued November 16, 1916

Decided January 8, 1917

242 U.S. 367

Syllabus

The provision in § 9 of Article I of the Constitution guaranteeing the privilege of habeas corpus is not a limitation upon state action.

A decision of a state supreme court involving only the construction of the state constitution and statutes respecting the jurisdiction of

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state courts can raise no question under the due process or equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

To invoke the full faith and credit clause and the act of Congress passed to carry it into effect, Article IV, § 1, Rev.Stats., § 905, on behalf of a judgment of one state in a court of another, it is necessary by allegation or proof or in some other recognized mode, to bring to the attention of that court the law or usage which defines the effect of the judgment in the state of its rendition.

Assignments of error contrary to the foregoing propositions are frivolous.

Writ of error to review 136 La. 957 dismissed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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