No. 569.

319 U.S. 463 (1943)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 7, 1943.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. George R. Sommer, with whom Mr. Frederic M.P. Pearse was on the brief, for petitioner in No. 569. Messrs. Jack N. Tucker and Morton A. Eden for respondent in No. 636.

Assistant Attorney General Berge, with whom Solicitor General Fahy and Messrs. Irwin L. Langbein and Valentine Brookes were on the briefs, for the United States.

Mr. Harold H. Armstrong filed a brief, in No. 636, on behalf of William Minski, as amicus curiae, urging affirmance.

MR. JUSTICE ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.

These cases involve the construction and validity of § 2 (f) of the Federal Firearms Act,1 which is:

"It shall be unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence or is a fugitive from justice to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, and the possession of a firearm or ammunition...

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