No. 477.

282 U.S. 694 (1931)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 24, 1931.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Harold A. Kesler, with whom Messrs. John B. McMahon and Percy F. Parrott were on the brief, for petitioners.

Mr. Amos W.W. Woodcock, with whom Solicitor General Thacher, Assistant Attorney General Youngquist and Messrs. Claude R. Branch, Special Assistant to the Attorney General, Mahlon D. Kiefer, and W. Marvin Smith were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE STONE delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners were convicted in the District Court for Western Michigan upon two counts of an indictment, the first for transporting, and the second for possessing, intoxicating liquors in violation of the National Prohibition Act. They had been apprehended while in an automobile, and arrested without warrant. The officers had searched the automobile, without warrant, and...

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