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CHESSMAN V. TEETS, 350 U. S. 3 (1955)
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Chessman v. Teets, 350 U.S. 3 (1955)
Chessman v. Teets
Decided October 17, 1955
350 U.S. 3
Petitioner applied to a Federal District Court for a writ of habeas corpus, claiming that his automatic appeal to the California Supreme Court from a conviction for a capital offense had been heard upon a fraudulently prepared transcript of the trial proceedings.
Held: his application alleged a denial of due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment; it should not have been summarily dismissed, and the case is remanded to the District Court for a hearing.
221 F.2d 27 reversed.
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