Bonahan v. State of Nebraska

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Citation8 S.Ct. 1390,125 U.S. 692,31 L.Ed. 854
PartiesBONAHAN v. STATE OF NEBRASKA
Decision Date17 October 1887

Charles O. Wheedon and C. E. Magoon, for plaintiff in error.

William Leese, for defendant in error.

WAITE, C. J.

It appearing that during the pendency of this writ the plaintiff in error has escaped, and is not now within the control of the court below, either actually, by being in custody, or constructively, by being out on bail, it is ordered that the submission of the cause be set aside, and that unless the plaintiff in error is brought or comes within the jurisdiction and under the control of the court below on or before the last day of this term the cause be thereafter left off the docket until directions to the contrary. Smith v. U. S., 94 U. S. 97.

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    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)
    • July 11, 1984
    ...1257(2), we conclude, in light of the Smith [v. United States, 40 to 97, 94 U.S. 97, 24 L.Ed. 32 (1876) ] and Bonahan [v. Nebraska, 125 U.S. 692, 8 S.Ct. 1390, 31 L.Ed. 854 (1887) ] decisions, that the Court has the authority to dismiss the appeal on this Id. at 366, 90 S.Ct. at 498-99; see......
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    • Court of Appeals of Maryland
    • October 17, 1990
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  • Green v. United States
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • December 16, 1957
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    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)
    • July 29, 1974
    ...the control of the court below. See Molinaro v. New Jersey, 1970, 396 U.S. 365, 90 S.Ct. 498, 24 L.Ed.2d 586; Bonahan v. Nebraska, 1887, 125 U.S. 692, 8 S.Ct. 1390, 31 L. Ed. 854; Smith v. United States, 1876, 94 U.S. (4 Otto) 97, 24 L.Ed. 32. Nor do we find fault with the Texas statute for......
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  • A Constitutional Right to an Appeal: Guarding Against Unacceptable Risks of Erroneous Conviction
    • United States
    • Seattle University School of Law Seattle University Law Review No. 8-02, December 1984
    • Invalid date
    ...at 190. 117. Id. 118. Id. at 192-93 (Frankfurter, J., dissenting). 119. Id. at 192. 120. Id. at 193 (distinguishing Bonahan v. Nebraska, 125 U.S. 692 (1887); Smith v. United States, 94 U.S. 97 121. Eisler, 338 U.S. at 194 (Murphy, J., dissenting). 122. Id. 123. Id. 124. Id. at 196 (Jackson,......
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    • Seattle University School of Law Seattle University Law Review No. 36-01, September 2012
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    ...filing the appeal, unless he or she submits to the court's jurisdiction within a specified period of time); see also Bonahan v. Nebraska, 125 U.S. 692 (1887). 3. Ortega-Rodriguez, 507 U.S. at 240-42. 4. Estelle v. Dorrough, 420 U.S. 534, 541-42 (1975) (upholding a Texas disentitlement statu......
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    • United States
    • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology Vol. 87 No. 3, March 1997
    • March 22, 1997
    ...Rule Applied to Pre-Appeal Fugitivity, 84 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1086, 1087 (1994). (25) Smith, 94 U.S. at 97. (26) Id. (27) 125 U.S. 692 (28) Id. (29) Id. (30) 166 U.S. 138 (1897). (31) See id. at 140. (32) See id. at 141 (rejecting defendant's contention that dismissal constituted ......

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