Chessman v. Teets
350 U.S. 3 (1955)

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Chessman v. Teets, 350 U.S. 3 (1955)

Chessman v. Teets

No. 196

Decided October 17, 1955

350 U.S. 3

Syllabus

Petitioner applied to a Federal District Court for a writ of habeas corpus, claiming that his automatic appeal to the California Supreme Court from a conviction for a capital offense had been heard upon a fraudulently prepared transcript of the trial proceedings.

Held: his application alleged a denial of due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment; it should not have been summarily dismissed, and the case is remanded to the District Court for a hearing.

221 F.2d 27 reversed.

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