No. 301.

297 U.S. 278 (1936)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 17, 1936.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Earl Brewer, with whom Mr. J. Morgan Stevens was on the brief, for petitioners.

Messrs. William D. Conn, Jr., and William H. Maynard, Assistant Attorneys General of Mississippi, with whom Mr. Greek L. Rice, Attorney General, was on the brief, for respondent.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question in this case is whether convictions, which rest solely upon confessions shown to have been extorted by officers of the State by brutality and violence, are consistent with the due process of law required by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

Petitioners were indicted for the murder of one Raymond Stewart, whose death occurred on March 30, 1934. They were...

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