Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Robert W. Ginnane argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Assistant Attorney General Quinn, W. Marvin Smith, Robert S. Erdahl and Philip R. Monahan.
Elmo B. Hunter argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.
Supreme Court of United States.
MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.
The Federal Escape Act requires that a sentence for escape or attempt to escape "shall begin upon the expiration of, or upon legal release from, any sentence under which such person is held at the time of" the escape or attempt.1 The narrow question is whether the Act requires that a sentence for attempt to escape shall begin upon the expiration...
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