Biddle v. Perovich
274 U.S. 480 (1927)

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Biddle v. Perovich, 274 U.S. 480 (1927)

Biddle v. Perovich

No. 771

Argued May 2, 1927

Decided May 31, 1927

274 U.S. 480

Syllabus

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.

Page 274 U. S. 485

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