No. 73-831.

417 U.S. 653 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2532

41 L.Ed.2d 383


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 19, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Lafontant argued the cause for petitioner. With her on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Petersen, Harriet S. Shapiro, and Jerome M. Feit.

John J. Witmeyer III, by appointment of the Court, 416 U.S. 979, argued the cause for respondent pro hac vice. With him on the brief were Stewart Dalzell and Harry C. Batchelder, Jr.*

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court.

A now-repealed statute, 26 U. S. C. § 7237 (d),1 provided, inter alia, that certain narcotics offenders sentenced to mandatory minimum prison terms should be ineligible for parole under the general parole statute, 18 U. S. C. § 4202.2 Section 7237 (d) was repealed, effective May 1, 1971, 84 Stat...

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