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United States Supreme Court


No. 486

Argued:     Decided: June 1, 1970

Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis granted. Petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of California granted limited to Question 1 presented by the petition which reads as follows:

    '1. Does California's practice of allowing capital trial juries absolute discretion, uncontrolled by standards or directions of any kind, to impose the death penalty upon a defendant convicted of the crime of murder violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?'

Case transferred to the appellate docket and placed on the summary calendar.[ McGautha v. California 398 U.S. 936 (1970) ]

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