No. 514.

324 U.S. 282 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Robert E. Hogan for petitioner.

Mr. Edward J. Ennis, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Assistant Attorney General Tom C. Clark, Messrs. W. Marvin Smith, Robert S. Erdahl, and Miss Beatrice Rosenberg were on the brief, for the United States.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

The petitioner was indicted and convicted in a District Court for violating the Federal Kidnapping Act, 47 Stat. 326, 48 Stat. 781, by transporting in interstate commerce a person whom he had kidnapped and held for a reward. The jury recommended and the court imposed the death penalty. The Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, 144 F.2d 392.

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