No. 460.

350 U.S. 366 (1956)

76 S.Ct. 410

100 L.Ed. 412


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 5, 1956.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William J. Burrell, acting under appointment by the Court, 350 U.S. 945, argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Solicitor General Sobeloff argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Assistant Attorney General Olney, Charles F. Barber, Beatrice Rosenberg and Julia P. Cooper.

MR. JUSTICE FRANKFURTER delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case involves the construction and constitutional validity of the Act of September 7, 1949, 63 Stat. 686, now codified in 18 U. S. C. §§ 4244-4248, "To provide for the care and custody of insane persons charged with or convicted of offenses against the United States, and for other purposes."

Section 4244 provides a procedure for determining...

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