Jeffrey Hatton, Petitioner-appellee, v. Commanding General, Headquarters, U. S. Army Training Center, Infantry and Fort Polk, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Respondent-appellant, 447 F.2d 1401 (5th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 447 F.2d 1401 (5th Cir. 1971) June 1, 1971

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; Edwin F. Hunter, Jr., Judge.

Donald E. Walter, U. S. Atty., R. Perry Pringle, Asst. U. S. Atty., Shreveport, La., for respondent-appellant.

James J. Cox, Cox & Cox, Lake Charles, La., for petitioner-appellee.

Before WISDOM, COLEMAN, and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.


After an examination of the entire record, the District Court, in an unpublished memorandum opinion by Judge Hunter, held that there was no basis in fact for an Army finding of insincerity as to the conscientious objector claims of Jeffrey Hatton, the appellee, who was seeking a discharge.

Our examination of the same record leaves us in complete agreement with the District Court. Its judgment, granting Hatton's petition for the writ of habeas corpus, is accordingly



Rule 18, 5th Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I