Moore v. Dempsey

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Moore v. Dempsey by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Moore et al. v. Dempsey, 261 U.S. 86 (1923), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled 6-2 that the defendants' mob-dominated trials deprived them of due process guaranteed by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and reversed the district court's decision declining the petitioners' writ of habeas corpus. — Excerpted from Moore v. Dempsey on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

261 U.S. 86


 Argued: Jan. 9, 1923. --- Decided: Feb 19, 1923

Messrs. U.S. Bratton, of Detroit, Mich., Scipio A. Jones, of Little Rock, Ark., and Moorfield Storey, of Boston, Mass., for appellants.

Mr. Elbert Godwin, of Melbourne, Ark., for appellee.

Mr. Justice HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.


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