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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Powell v. Alabama
Citation:287 U.S. 45 (1932)
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Powell (Petitioner) was a Black man who was charged with rape and convicted by a jury. His trial was completed within a single day, without appointed counsel or time to prepare for trial, and he was sentenced to the death penalty. On appeal, he argued that he had been denied due process and that his criminal proceedings violated the Fourteenth Amendment.
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