Lisenba v. California

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Lisenba v. California by Owen J. Roberts

Lisenba v. People of the State of California, 314 U.S. 219 (1941), was a case in which the United States Supreme Court upheld the death penalty where the defendant was held for over 24 hours, slapped and deprived of sleep and food, after which a confession was made. Defendant argued that the confession was coerced. Excerpted from Lisenba v. People of State of California on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

314 U.S. 219

Lisenba  v.  California

 Argued: Oct. 14-15, 1941. --- Decided: Dec 8, 1941

See 315 U.S. 826, 62 S.Ct. 620, 86 L.Ed. --.

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Mr. Morris Lavine, of Los Angeles, Cal., for petitioner.

Messrs. Everett W. Mattoon and Eugene D. Williams, both of Los Angeles, Cal., for respondent.

Mr. Justice ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).