Smith v. BennettAnnotate this Case
365 U.S. 708 (1961)
U.S. Supreme Court
Smith v. Bennett, 365 U.S. 708 (1961)
Smith v. Bennett
Argued March 28, 1961
Decided April 17, 1961
365 U.S. 708
Iowa statutes that require an indigent prisoner of the State to pay a filing fee before his application for a writ of habeas corpus ($4) or the allowance of his appeal ($3) in such proceedings will be docketed in a state court deny him the equal protection of the laws in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Burns v. Ohio,360 U. S. 252. Pp. 365 U. S. 708-714.
Judgments vacated and causes remanded.