Biddle v. Perovich - 274 U.S. 480 (1927)
U.S. Supreme Court
Biddle v. Perovich, 274 U.S. 480 (1927)
Biddle v. Perovich
Argued May 2, 1927
Decided May 31, 1927
274 U.S. 480
Under his power "to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States" (Const. Art II, § 2), the President may commute a sentence of death to life imprisonment without the convict's consent. Burdick v. United States, 236 U. S. 79, limited. P. 274 U. S. 486.
Response to a certificate of questions from the circuit court of appeals, arising upon review of a judgment of the district court in habeas corpus discharging Perovich from the Leavenworth Penitentiary.