Allen v. United States

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Allen v. United States
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Citation 164 U.S. 492
Date decided December 7, 1896

Procedural History

  • An individual was convicted of murder in 3 separate trial in the Cherokee Nation
  • The defendant had been tried & convicted in 1893 & 1894--both of which were overturned
  • In the 3rd trial in 1896, the defendant was found guilty of murder again
  • The convict was sentenced to death


Judgments (conviction) of the lower courts are affirmed