No. 64.

315 U.S. 411 (1942)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 2, 1942.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Carlton C. Arnow, with whom Mr. P. Guy Crews was on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. Joseph E. Gillen, Assistant Attorney General of Florida, with whom Messrs. J. Tom Watson, Attorney General, and Woodrow M. Melvin were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

After the Supreme Court of Florida had affirmed his conviction for murder, the petitioner applied to that court for leave to ask the trial court to review the judgment of conviction. The basis of his application was the claim that the testimony of two witnesses implicating him was perjured, and that they had testified falsely against him because they were "coerced...

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