No. 391.

324 U.S. 786 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 23, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Barton H. Kuhns for petitioner.

Robert A. Nelson, Assistant Attorney General of Nebraska, with whom Walter R. Johnson, Attorney General, and H. Emerson Kokjer, Deputy Attorney General, were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner, an Indian, without benefit of counsel pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary in the District Court of Thurston County, Nebraska, and was sentenced to from one to seven years. He petitioned another state District Court for a writ of habeas corpus seeking release from the penitentiary on the grounds, among others,1 that he had been...

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