Norvell v. Illinois, 373 U.S. 420 (1963)
U.S. Supreme CourtNorvell v. Illinois, 373 U.S. 420 (1963)
Norvell v. Illinois
Argued April 24, 1963
Decided May 27, 1963
373 U.S. 420
In applying the doctrine of Griffin v. Illinois, 351 U. S. 12, to a situation where no transcript of the trial of an indigent defendant is available due to the death of the court reporter, a State may, without violation of the Due Process or Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, deny relief to an indigent prisoner who had a lawyer at his trial and presumably had the lawyer's continuing services for purposes of appeal, and yet failed to pursue an appeal. Pp. 373 U. S. 420-424.