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UNITED STATES v. TAYLOR

August 14, 1951

UNITED STATES of America
v.
Courtney Townsend TAYLOR, Defendant



The opinion of the court was delivered by: KAUFMAN

Although this defendant refused to be represented by counsel, the facts relating to the charges against him were fully canvassed and discussed with the defendant before he was permitted to plead guilty. He was fully advised of his rights and had a complete understanding of the facts and charges against him. The defendant requested that in imposing sentence the court take into account not only the instant indictment but also the fact that charges were pending against him in many of the district courts of the United States.

The Government recommended a sentence of 15 years. This, according to the defendant, was a fair recommendation if it included consideration of the many other charges against him. His only request was that the proposed sentence run concurrently with a sentence he was then serving. That request was granted.

 Oral argument, as requested by the defendant, would serve no useful purpose. This application for a reduction of sentence is denied.

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