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In this letter, dated May 15, 1920, from North Dakota (ND) Assistant Attorney General Albert E. Sheets to attorney Fred J. Traynor, who is representing F******* D**' in the State v. Stepp case before the ND Supreme Court, Sheets informs Traynor that Judge Nuchols had to leave for Philadelphia and Sheets himself will be presenting the motion for dismissal of Hiram Stepp's appeal. Sheets explains that, while he will present the motion, he is of the opinion that the case should not be dismissed, and gives his reasons.
Note: In this letter, Sheets references a letter from Traynor to S. L. Nuchols dated May 10, 1920 in which Traynor informs Nuchols of a second proposal to dismiss Stepp's appeal. No copy of this letter has been found in Langer's papers as of this writing.
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State v. Stepp, State vs. Stepp, ND Supreme Court, rape, statutory rape
Supreme Court of North Dakota
S. L. Nuchols, Fred J. Traynor, Albert E. Sheets Jr., Hiram Stepp
Political History | United States History
Sheets, Albert E. Jr., "Letter from Albert E. Sheets Jr. to Fred J. Traynor Regarding Motion to Dismiss Appeal in State v. Stepp, May 15, 1920" (1920). William Langer Papers. 304.