No. 98.

299 U.S. 304 (1936)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 21, 1936.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Martin Conboy, with whom Solicitor General Reed, Assistant Attorney General McMahon, and Messrs. William W. Barron and Charles A. Horsky were on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. George Z. Medalie, with whom Messrs. J. Edward Lumbard, Jr., and Theodore S. Hope, Jr., were on the brief, for John S. Allard et al., appellees.

Mr. William Wallace, with whom Mr. Robert D. Shea was on the brief, for the Curtiss-Wright Export Corp. et al., appellees.

Mr. Neil P. Cullom was on the brief for Barr Shipping Corp. et al., appellees.

MR. JUSTICE SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.

On January 27, 1936, an indictment was returned in the court below, the first count of which charges that appellees, beginning with the 29th day of May, 1934, conspired to sell in the United States certain arms of war, namely fifteen machine guns, to Bolivia, a country then engaged in armed conflict in the Chaco, in violation of the Joint Resolution of Congress approved...

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