Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Mr. Wendell L. Willkie, with whom Mrs. Carol King and Mr. Carl M. Owen were on the briefs, for petitioner.
Solicitor General Fahy, with whom Assistant Attorney General Berge, and Messrs. Oscar A. Provost, John Ford Baecher and Richard S. Salant were on the briefs, for the United States.
Pearl M. Hart filed a brief on behalf of the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, as amicus curiae, urging reversal.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE MURPHY delivered the opinion of the Court.
We brought this case here on certiorari, 314 U.S. 597, because of its importance and its possible relation to freedom of thought. The question is whether the naturalization of petitioner, an admitted member of the Communist Party of the United States, was properly set aside by the courts below some twelve years after it was granted. We agree with our brethren of the minority that our relations with Russia, as...
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