No. 559.

297 U.S. 124 (1936)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 3, 1936.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. W.F. Rampendahl, with whom Mr. E.M. Frye was on the brief, for Gooch.

Mr. Gordon Dean, with whom Solicitor General Reed, Assistant Attorney General Keenan, and Mr. William W. Barron were on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. JUSTICE McREYNOLDS delivered the opinion of the Court.

By permission of § 346, 28 U.S.C., the Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, has certified two questions and asked instruction.

"1. Is holding an officer to avoid arrest within the meaning of the phrase, `held for ransom or reward or otherwise', in the act of June 22, 1932, as amended May 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 781), 18 U.S.C.A. 408a?

"2. Is it...

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