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JONES V. PERKINS, 245 U. S. 390 (1918)

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Jones v. Perkins, 245 U.S. 390 (1918)

Jones v. Perkins

No. 738

Argued December 13, 14, 1917

Decided January 7, 1918

245 U.S. 390


Petitioner sought habeas corpus upon the ground that the Selective Draft Law, for disobedience of which he was arrested, was unconstitutional. The constitutional questions he raises having all been decided adversely to him in the Selective Draft Law cases, ante, 245 U. S. 366, the Court affirms the trial court's order refusing the writ, without, however, departing from the general principle that habeas corpus should not anticipate trial in criminal cases in the absence of exceptional circumstances, and without inquiring whether, in this case, such circumstances existed.

23 F. 997 affirmed.

Page 245 U. S. 391

The case is stated in the opinion.

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