Pyle v. Kansas
317 U.S. 213 (1942)

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Pyle v. Kansas, 317 U.S. 213 (1942)

Syllabus

1. Habeas corpus is a remedy available in the state courts of Kansas to persons imprisoned in violation of rights guaranteed by the Federal Constitution. P. 317 U. S. 215.

2. A petition for a writ of habeas corpus alleging that the petitioner is imprisoned upon a conviction obtained through the use of testimony known by the prosecuting officers to have been perjured, and through the suppression by them of evidence favorable to him, sufficiently alleges a deprivation of rights guaranteed by the Federal Constitution, and the denial of the petition without a determination as to the truth of the allegations was error. P. 317 U. S. 216.

3. In view of the inexpert drafting of the petition for the writ of habeas corpus in this case, the remand to the state court is without prejudice to any procedure there designed to achieve greater particularity in the allegations. P. 317 U. S. 216.

Reversed.

Certiorari, 316 U.S. 654, to review the affirmance of a judgment denying an application for a writ of habeas corpus.

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