Reid v. Covert
Significance, Two Cases, One Outcome, Time On Covert's Side?
Curtis Reid, Superintendent of the District of Columbia Jail
Clarice B. Covert
That a district court wrongfully issued a writ of habeas corpus for Covert, who was awaiting retrial on murder charges.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Marvin E. Frankel
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Frederick Bernays Weiner
Justices for the Court
Tom C. Clark (writing for the Court), Harold Burton, John Marshall Harlan II, Sherman Minton, Charles Evans Whittaker
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Earl Warren, (Felix Frankfurter did not participate)
Date of Decision
11 June 1956
Reserved the lower court's issuance of the writ.
- McCulloch v. Maryland, 17 U.S. 316 (1819).
- Missouri v. Holland, 525 U.S. 416 (1920).
- Toth v. Quarles, 350 U.S. 11 (1955).
- Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957).
- Hall, Kermit L., ed. The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
- New York Times, June 12, 1956; November 6, 1956.
- Nowak, John E., Ronald D. Rotunda, and J. Nelson Young. Constitutional Law, 2nd ed. St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1984.
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