Civ. A. No. 85-745. No. 85-1007.

621 F.Supp. 533 (1985)

Rubin CARTER, Petitioner, v. John J. RAFFERTY, Superintendent, Rahway State Prison, and Irwin I. Kimmelman, The Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, Respondents. John ARTIS, Petitioner, v. Christopher DEITZ, Chairman, Parole Board of the State of New Jersey and Irwin I. Kimmelman, the Attorney General of the State of New Jersey, Respondents.

United States District Court, D. New Jersey.

As Amended November 13, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Leon Friedman, Hofstra University Law School, Hempstead, Grover G. Hankins, Charles E. Carter, N.A.A.C.P., Brooklyn, N.Y., Harold J. Cassidy, Cassidy Despo & Foss, Red Bank, N.J., for petitioners Carter and Artis.

Myron Beldock, Edward S. Graves, Beldock Levine & Hoffman, New York City, Ronald J. Busch, Busch, Busch & Busch, New Brunswick, N.J., for petitioner Carter.

Lewis M. Steel, Steel & Bellman, P.C., New York City, Louis Raveson, Rutgers School of Law, Newark, N.J., for petitioner Artis.

John P. Goceljak, First Asst. Pros., Joseph A. Falcone, Passaic County Prosecutor, Paterson, N.J., for respondent.


SAROKIN, District Judge.


The court is called upon in this matter to issue the "Great Writ," long recognized as "the best and only sufficient defense of personal freedom."1 The petitioners, convicted of a triple murder that took place nearly 20 years ago, continue to protest their innocence and allege that serious violations of their constitutional rights occurred at trial. The court's responsibility...


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