Letter from Attorney General Langer to Hinegardner Regarding Motion to Dismiss in State v. Stepp Case, September 23, 1919
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In this letter, dated September 23, 1919, from North Dakota (ND) Attorney General William Langer to L. H. Hinegardner, of Sarles, ND, Langer explains that his office filed a motion to dismiss the case of State vs. Stepp because, he says, "we thought they were fooling along too much." Langer references an enclosed copy of the affidavit, and assures Hinegardner that his office is doing everything they can to expedite the case. He also makes reference to a letter from Clerk of Court, North Dakota Supreme Court, indicating that the dismissal motion was denied.
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State v. Stepp, State vs. Stepp, ND Supreme Court, rape, statutory rape
Supreme Court of the North Dakota
L. H. Hinegardner, William Langer, Hiram Step
Political History | United States History
General, Attorney, "Letter from Attorney General Langer to Hinegardner Regarding Motion to Dismiss in State v. Stepp Case, September 23, 1919" (1919). William Langer Papers. 300.
Please note that information related to the identification of the underage victim in this case has been redacted from the digital collection per library policy. The original documents are available to researchers at the Chester Fritz Special Collections Library.