Nos. 663, 664, 665, 666, 681, 769.

245 U.S. 366 (1918)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 7, 1918.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. T.E. Latimer, with whom Mr. Herbert L. Dunn and Mr. Frank Healy were on the briefs, for plaintiffs in error in Nos. 663, 664, 665 and 666.

Mr. Harry Weinberger for plaintiff in error in No. 681.

Mr. Edwin T. Taliferro, with whom Mr. I.M. Sackin was on the brief, for plaintiff in error in No. 769.

Mr. Hannis Taylor and Mr. Joseph E. Black, by leave of court, filed a brief as amici curiae.

Mr. Walter Nelles, by leave of court, filed a brief as amicus curiae.

The Solicitor General, with whom Mr. Robert Szold was on the brief, for the United States.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE WHITE delivered the opinion of the court.

We are here concerned with some of the provisions of the Act of May 18, 1917, c. 15, 40 Stat. 76, entitled, "An Act to authorize the President to increase temporarily the Military Establishment of the United States." The law, as its opening sentence declares, was intended to supply temporarily the increased military force which was required by the existing emergency...

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