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Maxwell v. Dow

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

Appellant

Charles L. Maxwell

Appellee

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

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

26 February 1900

Decision

Upheld the appellant's conviction.

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  • Twining v. New Jersey, 211 U.S. 78 (1908).
  • Duncan v. Louisiana, 391 U.S. 145 (1968).

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