No. 85.

390 U.S. 570 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 8, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ralph S. Spritzer argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Griswold, Assistant Attorney General Vinson, Richard A. Posner, Beatrice Rosenberg and Marshall Tamor Golding.

Steven B. Duke argued the cause for appellees. With him on the brief for appellee Jackson was Stephen I. Traub. Ira B. Grudberg was on the brief for appellee Walsh.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

The Federal Kidnaping Act, 18 U. S. C. § 1201 (a), provides:

"Whoever knowingly transports in interstate . . . commerce, any person who has been unlawfully . . . kidnaped . . . and held for ransom . . . or otherwise . . . shall be punished (1) by death if the kidnaped person has not been liberated unharmed, and if the verdict of the jury shall so recommend...

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