Dennis Councle McGAUTHA, petitioner,James Edward CRAMPTON, petitioner, v. CALIFORNIA.OHIO.
398 U.S. 936 (90 S.Ct. 1846, 26 L.Ed. 267)
Dennis Councle McGAUTHA, petitioner, v. CALIFORNIA.
No. 486, Misc.
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.
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