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Maxwell v. Dow

Significance, Maxwell's Claim, After Maxwell, Further Readings


Charles L. Maxwell


George N. Dow, Warden of the Utah State Prison

Appellant's Claim

That he had been wrongfully convicted of robbery, based on violation of his rights under the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Chief Lawyer for Appellant

J. W. N. Whitecotton

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

Alexander C. Bishop

Justices for the Court

David Josiah Brewer, Henry Billings Brown, Horace Gray, Melville Weston Fuller, Joseph McKenna, Rufus Wheeler Peckham (writing for the Court), George Shiras, Jr., Edward Douglass White

Justices Dissenting

John Marshall Harlan I


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

26 February 1900


Upheld the appellant's conviction.

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