|Parisi v. Davidson|
|Full case name||Joseph Parisi v. Phillip B. Davidson, et al.|
|Argued||October 19–20 1971|
|Decided||February 23 1972|
|Citation(s)||92 S. Ct. 815; 31 L. Ed. 2d 17; 1972 U.S. LEXIS 90|
|Prior history||Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
|The District Court should not have stayed its hand in this case.|
|Majority||Stewart, joined by Burger, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun|
|Powell and Rehnquist took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.|
Parisi v. Davidson, 405 U.S. 34 (1972), was a United States Supreme Court case resulting in the grant of habeas corpus relief to a soldier, Joseph Parisi, seeking an honorable discharge as a conscientious objector. The case was argued on October 19 and 20, 1971 and decided on February 23, 1972. The respondent was then Major General Phillip B. Davidson.
Parisi had brought a petition to Federal District Court that the Army's refusal to discharge him constituted habeas corpus – that in effect he was being unlawfully imprisoned. As a result, court-martial charges were brought against him by the Army. The Federal District Court and Court of Appeals concluded that consideration of his petition should be deferred pending the result of the court-martial. The Supreme Court decision overturned this, freeing the District Court to consider his petition.
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