United States Supreme Court
MCGAUTHA v. CALIFORNIA(1970)
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