Woolsey v. Best - 299 U.S. 1 (1936)


U.S. Supreme Court

Woolsey v. Best, 299 U.S. 1 (1936)

Woolsey v. Best

No. 256

Jurisdictional statement distributed September 10, 1936

Decided October 12, 1936

299 U.S. 1

Syllabus

1. Where there has been a trial for a statutory offense in a state court having jurisdiction, and conviction has been affirmed by the Supreme Court of the State, the party convicted has no federal right to attack the judgment collaterally in the state courts by raising in habeas corpus a federal question concerning the validity of the statute defining the offense which was not raised, but could have been raised, in the earlier proceedings. P. 299 U. S. 2.

2. An appeal from a state court will be dismissed if it does not appear that the decision complained of was not based upon an adequate nonfederal ground. Id.

Appeal dismissed.



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