No. 61.

332 U.S. 581 (1948)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 5, 1948.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frederick Bernays Wiener argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Perlman, Robert S. Erdahl and Beatrice Rosenberg.

Charles J. McDonough argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief was John F. Connelly.

MR. JUSTICE JACKSON delivered the opinion of the Court.

Michael Di Re was convicted on a charge of knowingly possessing counterfeit gasoline ration coupons in violation of § 301 of the Second War Powers Act, 1942.1 The decisive evidence was that obtained by search of his person, after he was arrested without a warrant of any kind. The Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, considered that any question as to the timeliness of his...

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