No. 359.

306 U.S. 19 (1939)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 30, 1939.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Seth W. Richardson argued the cause, and Mr. Hugh Allen Bowen was on a brief, for petitioner.

Mr. Bates Booth, with whom Solicitor General Jackson, Assistant Attorney General McMahon, and Messrs. William W. Barron, Edward J. Ennis, and George F. Kneip were on the brief, for respondent.

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

Petitioner was convicted, in 1933, in the District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, of murder committed in 1930 on the Government Reservation known as the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park within the exterior limits of the State of Georgia. He was sentenced to imprisonment for life and is confined in the prison at Alcatraz, California.

In 1937, he presented a petition for a writ...

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