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Hurtado v. California
United States Supreme Court
110 U.S. 516 (1884)
Hurtado (plaintiff) was charged with and convicted of murder. He was never indicted by a grand jury. Instead, he was charged by information. Hurtado appealed his conviction on grounds that his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process was violated because he was never indicted by a grand jury. Hurtado argued that no process or proceeding other than a grand jury indictment constitutes due process.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Matthews, J.)
Dissent (Harlan, J.)
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