No. 236.

390 U.S. 85 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 29, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles Alan Wright argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the brief was Ernest E. Figari, Jr.

Harris Weinstein argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Acting Solicitor General Spritzer, Assistant Attorney General Vinson, Beatrice Rosenberg and Kirby W. Patterson.

MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioner was charged by a three-count information filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas with violations of the National Firearms Act. 48 Stat. 1236. Two of the counts were subsequently dismissed upon motion of the United States Attorney. The remaining count averred that petitioner, in violation of 26 U. S. C. § 5851, knowingly possessed a firearm, as defined by 26...

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