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In this letter, dated June 18, 1920, from North Dakota (ND) Assistant Attorney General Albert E. Sheets to Fred. J. Traynor, attorney for F******* D** in the State v. Stepp case before the North Dakota (ND) Supreme Court, Sheet informs Traynor of his discovery that the Supreme Court had already ruled to reverse the lower court's ruling in the State v. Stepp case and send the case back for a new trial.

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Letter from Fred J. Traynor to Albert E. Sheets Regarding Retrial of State v. Stepp Case, June 19, 1920

Date of Work



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

People Referenced

Albert E. Sheets Jr., Fred J. Traynor, 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 Albert E. Sheets to Fred J. Traynor Regarding New Trial for State v. Stepp Case, June 18, 1920