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    MCGAUTHA v. CALIFORNIA , 398 U.S. 936 (1970)

    U.S. Supreme Court

    MCGAUTHA v. CALIFORNIA , 398 U.S. 936 (1970)

    398 U.S. 936

    Dennis Councle McGAUTHA, petitioner,
    v.
    CALIFORNIA.
    No. 486, Misc.

    Supreme Court of the United States

    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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