No. 523.

324 U.S. 293 (1945)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1945.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Edward H. Levi, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Assistant Attorney General Berge, Messrs. Charles H. Weston and Matthias N. Orfield were on the brief, for the United States.

Mr. Robert S. Marx, with whom Messrs. Thomas Kiernan, Newell W. Ellison, A.H. Stuart, C. Frank Reavis and George R. Beneman were on the brief, for respondents.

MR. JUSTICE BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondents are producers, wholesalers, and retailers, of alcoholic beverages, who were indicted in a federal district court for having conspired and combined to restrain commerce in violation of § 1 of the Sherman Act as amended. 26 Stat. 209; 50 Stat. 693. Their demurrers and motion to quash having been overruled, respondents pleaded nolo contendere to one count of the indictment. On these pleas they were...

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