Andersen v. Treat

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Andersen v. Treat
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Argued November 8, 1898
Decided November 14, 1898
Full case name John Andersen v. Treat
Citations 172 U.S. 24 (more)
19 S. Ct. 67; 43 L. Ed. 351; 1898 U.S. LEXIS 1638
Prior history Appeal from the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Fuller, joined by unanimous

Andersen v. Treat, 172 U.S. 24 (1898), was a United States Supreme Court case in which John Andersen was convicted of the murder of William Wallace Sanders, who was his mate on the ship Olive Pecket. Andersen was found guilty and sentenced to death, but petitioned the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Virginia for a writ of habeas corpus, under the claim that he had been deprived of his right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Chief Justice Fuller delivered the opinion of the Court affirming the order of the lower court.

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