364 US 279 McGrath v. B J Rhay

364 U.S. 279

80 S.Ct. 1609

4 L.Ed.2d 1719

Robert J. McGRATH et al.
B. J. RHAY, Superintendent of Washington State Penitentiary.

No. 720.

Supreme Court of the United States

June 27, 1960

Petitioners pro se.

Messrs. John J. O'Connell, Atty. Gen. of Washington, and Stephen C. Way, Asst. Atty. Gen., for respondent.

Writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Washington.


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The respondent's motion to dismiss the writ of certiorari is denied. The judgment of the Supreme Court of Washington is vacated and the case is remanded for determination of the following questions of Washington law now involved in the case: (1) whether the case is moot as a habeas corpus proceeding; and (2) if it is, whether, to avoid mootness, it can properly be treated as an application for some other form of appropriate relief.