Johnson v. Zerbst

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Johnson v. Zerbst by Hugo Black
Johnson v. Zerbst, 304 U.S. 458 (1938), was a United States Supreme Court case, in which the petitioner, Johnson, had been convicted in federal court of feloniously possessing, uttering, and passing counterfeit money in a trial where he had not been represented by an attorney but instead by himself. Johnson filed for habeas corpus relief, claiming that his Sixth Amendment right to counsel had been violated, but he was denied by both a federal district court and the court of appeals. — Excerpted from Johnson v. Zerbst on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

304 U.S. 458


 Argued: April 4, 1938. --- Decided: May 23, 1938

Mr. Elbert P. Tuttle, of Atlanta, Ga., for petitioner.

Mr. Bates Booth, of Washington, D.C., for respondent.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.


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