No. 73-346.

417 U.S. 211 (1974)

94 S.Ct. 2253

41 L.Ed.2d 20


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 3, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Ginsburg argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the brief was Albert J. Beveridge III.

Deputy Solicitor General Wallace argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Pottinger, Gerald P. Norton, Walter W. Barnett, and Jeffrey R. Whieldon.

MR JUSTICE MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the Court.

Petitioners were convicted of violating 18 U. S. C. § 241, which, in pertinent part, makes it unlawful for two or more persons to "conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States . . . ." Specifically, the Government proved that petitioners engaged in a conspiracy to...

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