Frisbie v. Collins

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Frisbie v. Collins
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Argued January 28, 1952
Decided March 10, 1952
Full case name Frisbie, warden v. Shirley Collins
Citations 342 U.S. 519 (more)
72 S.Ct. 509; 96 L.Ed. 541
Prior history Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Holding
There is nothing in the Constitution that requires a court to permit a guilty person rightfully convicted to escape justice because he was brought to trial against his will.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Black
Laws applied
Federal Kidnapping Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1201

Frisbie v. Collins, 342 U.S. 519 (1952), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that kidnapping of suspects by State authorities is constitutional. The defendant was tried in Michigan after being abducted by Michigan authorities in Chicago, Illinois. Applying its decision in Ker v. Illinois (1886)—thereby establishing the Ker-Frisbie Doctrine—the Supreme Court upheld the conviction over challenges based on due process and federal kidnapping laws, adopted since Ker and Mahon v. Justice (1888).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Reid, Herbert O. (1956). "Interstate Rendition and Illegal Return of Fugitives". Howard Law Journal 2: 76. ISSN 0018-6813. 
  • Scott, Austin W., Jr. (1953). "Criminal Jurisdiction of a State over a Defendant Based upon Presence Secured by Force or Fraud". Minnesota Law Review 37: 91. 

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