Hurtado v. California (1884) is an important piece of Supreme Court jurisprudence dealing with the doctrine of incorporation, due process, and the Fourteenth Amendment. The facts of the case surround Joseph Hurtado, who first assaulted and then later killed José Estuardo for an alleged affair Estuardo was having with his wife. Charges were brought up against Hurtado by the state of California, not the federal government, an important fact because Hurtado was eventually convicted by the state and sentenced to death without the ...

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