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In this letter, dated June 5, 1920, from J. H. Newton, clerk for the North Dakota (ND) Supreme Court, to ND Attorney General William Langer, Newton informs Langer that on June 10th the Supreme Court "will call for argument the case of State v. Stepp" and asks Langer to "please advise if you will be present."

Letter from Albert E. Sheets Jr. to Fred J. Traynor Regarding the Clerk's Notice Letter for State v. Stepp, June 1, 1920

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State v. Stepp, State vs. Stepp, ND Supreme Court, rape, statutory rape

Organizations Referenced

Supreme Court of North Dakota

People Referenced

William Langer, J. H. Newton, Hiram Stepp


Political History | United States History


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.

Letter from J. H. Newton to Attorney General Langer Regarding Langer's Presence in Court for State v. Stepp Arguments, June 5, 1920