No. 226.

205 U.S. 179 (1907)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 18, 1907.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E.C. Macdonald, with whom Mr. John D. Atkinson, Attorney General of the State of Washington, Mr. A.J. Falknor and Mr. J.R. Buxton were on the brief, for appellant.

No counsel appeared for appellee.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN, after making the foregoing statement, delivered the opinion of the court.

It is the settled doctrine of this court that although the Circuit Courts of the United States, and the several justices and judges thereof, have authority, under existing statutes, to discharge, upon habeas corpus, one held in custody by state authority in violation of the Constitution or of any treaty or law of the United States, the court, justice or judge has a...

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