U.S. Supreme Court
Rosenberg v. Denno, 346 U.S. 271 (1953)
Rosenberg v. Denno
No. 1, Misc.
June 15 Special Term, 1953
Decided June 15, 1953
346 U.S. 271
The Rosenbergs had been sentenced to death for conspiracy to violate the Espionage Act of 1917, and the time of execution had been fixed for the week of June 15, 1953. As the Court was about to adjourn the October Term, 1952, on June 15, 1953, their counsel submitted a motion for leave to file a petition for an original writ of habeas corpus and stay of execution. Later that afternoon, the Court met in Special Term pursuant to a call by THE CHIEF JUSTICE having the approval of all the Associate Justices. All Members of the Court were present.
Held: leave to file petition for an original writ of habeas corpus denied.