No. 212.

324 U.S. 760 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 23, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Wilber G. Katz for petitioners.

William C. Wines, Assistant Attorney General of Illinois, with whom George F. Barrett, Attorney General, was on the brief, for respondent.


In these cases, petitioners moved in the Supreme Court of Illinois for leave to file their petitions for habeas corpus. Both petitioners are in the custody of respondent, under sentences upon state convictions. In each case, the Illinois court, without requiring an answer from respondent, without appointing an attorney to represent petitioners, and without giving any reasons for its action, denied leave to file...

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