No. 669.

273 U.S. 261 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 21, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Solicitor General Mitchell, with whom Messrs. J. Kennedy White and Harry B. Amey were on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. Albert MacC. Barnes, Jr., with whom Mr. James M. Snee was on the brief, for the respondent.

MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court.

The respondent was indicted for smuggling and clandestinely introducing into the United States from Canada, merchandise, viz., 1022.85 carats of unset cut diamonds, without making any declaration to enter the same, and without causing them to be invoiced for the purpose of ascertaining the duties upon them, and without paying or accounting for the duties to which they...

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