No. 272.

297 U.S. 530 (1936)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 9, 1936.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr., with whom Solicitor General Reed, Assistant Attorney General Morris, and Mr. George F. Foley were on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. Milton R. Kroopf, with whom Messrs. Louis Halle and Samuel I. Kessler were on the brief, for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE BRANDEIS delivered the opinion of the Court.

In December, 1932, a cargo of alcohol was seized by Customs and Coast Guard officials acting together; and the United States filed, in the federal court for New Jersey, a libel in admiralty praying forfeiture for violation of the customs and navigation laws. Rizzo, as claimant, filed an answer. A decree of forfeiture was entered on the ground that the cargo was carried on a vessel employed in a trade other than...

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