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Harned v. Henderson

June 29, 1976

EDWARD H. HARNED, JR., PETITIONER-APPELLANT,
v.
ROBERT J. HENDERSON, SUPERINTENDENT, AUBURN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, RESPONDENT-APPELLEE.



Appeal from an order of Hon. Orrin G. Judd, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, dismissing a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Vacated and remanded in light of Henderson v. Morgan, ... U.S. 96 S. Ct. 2253, 49 L. Ed. 2d 108 ... (1976).

Before: Anderson, Mulligan and Meskill, Circuit Judges.

Per Curiam:

This is an appeal from an order of the Hon. Orrin G. Judd, Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, entered on October 17, 1975, which dismissed appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. We vacate and remand in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Henderson v. Morgan, 44 U.S.L.W. 4910, 19 Crim.L.Rep. 3133 (U.S. June 17, 1976), aff'g 516 F.2d 897 (2d Cir. 1975). There the Court held that a guilty plea cannot be voluntary (and hence is violative of due process) unless the defendant was informed by court or counsel of the elements of the offense to which he pleads. In the instant case the petitioner pleaded guilty in state court to burglary in the first degree, one element of which is the causation of physical injury. N.Y. Penal Law ยง 140.30(2). While Judge Judd below determined that petitioner never admitted the commission of actual ...


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