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COMMONWEALTH EX REL. HARGROVE v. MARONEY (01/04/66)

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


decided: January 4, 1966.

COMMONWEALTH EX REL. HARGROVE, APPELLANT,
v.
MARONEY

Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, July T., 1965, No. 1725, in case of Commonwealth ex rel. Morris Hargrove v. James F. Maroney, Superintendent.

COUNSEL

Morris Hargrove, appellant, in propria persona.

Edwin J. Martin, Assistant District Attorney, with him Robert W. Duggan, District Attorney, for Commonwealth, appellee.

Bell, C. J., Musmanno, Jones, Eagen, O'Brien and Roberts, JJ. Mr. Justice Cohen took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. Concurring Opinion by Mr. Justice Roberts.

Author: Per Curiam

[ 420 Pa. Page 121]

This is an appeal from an order in the court below dismissing an action of habeas corpus.

The order was correct. The reasons assigned in support of the issuance of the writ are devoid of merit. See, Commonwealth ex rel. Blackshear v. Myers, 419 Pa. 151, 213 A.2d 378 (1965), and Commonwealth ex rel. Swiger v. Maroney, 420 Pa. 34, 215 A.2d 636 (1966).

Order affirmed.

Disposition

Order affirmed.

Concurring Opinion by Mr. Justice Roberts:

I concur in the result on the ground that appellant's contention based on Escobedo v. Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 84 S. Ct. 1758 (1964), is controlled by Commonwealth v. Negri, 419 Pa. 117, 213 A.2d 670 (1965). I am at a loss to understand why the majority, having held in Negri that Escobedo is not to be given retrospective application, fails to rely on that decision. Although I dissented from that holding, it represents the present law of this Commonwealth until overruled. See Commonwealth ex rel. Corbin v. Myers, 419 Pa. 139, 144, 213 A.2d 356, 358 (1965) (concurring opinion).

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