No. 944.

273 U.S. 583 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 11, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. E. Lowry Humes for petitioner.

Solicitor General Mitchell, Assistant Attorney General Willebrandt, and Mr. John J. Byrne, Attorney in the Department of Justice, for the United States.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE TAFT delivered the opinion of the Court.

The question here for review is the judgment of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, of February 14, 1927. A petition for certiorari was filed in this Court February 28, 1927, and is this day granted. For reasons to be explained, we proceed at once to consider the case on its merits.

Shields, the petitioner, was indicted and tried with eight or nine others...

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