Hamilton v. Alabama (368 U.S. 52)

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Hamilton v. Alabama
by the Supreme Court of the United States

Hamilton v. Alabama, 368 U.S. 52 (1961), was a case heard by the Supreme Court of the United States. Hamilton was charged in an Alabama court with breaking and entering a dwelling at night with intent to ravish, and had pleaded not guilty. He had then been convicted and sentenced to death. The Court ruled unanimously that the absence of counsel at the time of his arraignment violated Hamilton's due process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. Excerpted from Hamilton v. Alabama on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

368 U.S. 52

Hamilton  v.  Alabama

 Argued: Oct. 17, 1961. --- Decided: Nov 13, 1961

Constance B. Motley, New York City, for petitioner.

George D. Mentz, Montgomery, Ala., for respondent.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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