U.S. Supreme Court
McDonald v. Massachusetts, 180 U.S. 311 (1901)
McDonald v. Massachusetts
Submitted January 25, 1901
Decided February 25, 1901
180 U.S. 311
The statute of Massachusetts of 1887, c. 435, by which
"whoever has been twice convicted of crime, sentenced and committed to prison, in this or any other state, or once in this and once at least in any other state, for terms of not less than three years each shall, upon conviction of a felony committed in this state after the passage of this act, be deemed to be an habitual criminal, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for twenty-five years,"
The case is stated in the opinion.