Parker v. Ellis
362 U.S. 574 (1960)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Parker v. Ellis, 362 U.S. 574 (1960)

Parker v. Ellis

No. 38

Argued January 20, 1960

Decided May 16, 1960

362 U.S. 574

Syllabus

This Court granted certiorari to review dismissal of petitioner's application for habeas corpus, in which he claimed that his conviction in a state court violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before the case could be heard here, petitioner was released from imprisonment after having served his sentence less time off for good behavior.

Held: the case has become moot, this Court is without jurisdiction to deal with the merits of petitioner's claim, and the writ of certiorari is dismissed for want of jurisdiction. Pp. 362 U. S. 574-576.

Reported below: 258 F. 2d 937.

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