Boyd v. Dutton - 405 U.S. 1 (1972)
U.S. Supreme Court
Boyd v. Dutton, 405 U.S. 1 (1972)
Boyd v. Dutton
Decided February 22, 1972
405 U.S. 1
Where the material facts bearing upon the issue of whether petitioner, charged with four felonies, knowingly and voluntarily waived his constitutional right to counsel before entering a guilty plea in the state trial court were inadequately developed in a state court post-conviction hearing, the Federal District Court considering a habeas corpus petition was under a duty to hold an evidentiary hearing. Townsend v. Sain, 372 U. S. 293, 372 U. S. 313; 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d).
Certiorari granted; 435 F.2d 153, vacated and remanded to District Court.