FRISBIE V. COLLINS, 342 U. S. 519 (1952)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Frisbie v. Collins, 342 U.S. 519 (1952)

Frisbie v. Collins

No. 331

Argued January 28, 1952

Decided March 10, 1952

342 U.S. 519


1. That a person was forcibly abducted and taken from one state to another to be tried for a crime does not invalidate his conviction in a court of the latter state under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Ker v. Illinois, 119 U. S. 436. P. 342 U. S. 522.

2. A different result is not required by the Federal Kidnapping Act, even if the abduction was a violation of that Act. Pp. 342 U. S. 522-523.

3. There being sound arguments to support the conclusion of the Court of Appeals in this case that there were "special circumstances" which required prompt federal intervention, that conclusion is accepted by this Court without deciding whether state remedies had been exhausted before relief from state imprisonment was sought in a federal court. Pp. 342 U. S. 520-522.

189 F.2d 464, reversed.

The district court denied respondent's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The Court of Appeals reversed. 189 F.2d 464. This Court granted certiorari. 342 U.S. 865. Reversed, p. 342 U. S. 523.

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