No. 73-1123.

420 U.S. 671 (1975)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 19, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Allan Abbot Tuttle argued the cause for the United States. With him on the brief were Solicitor General Bork, Assistant Attorney General Petersen, and Jerome M. Feit.

George J. Bellantoni argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the issue whether knowledge that the intended victim is a federal officer is a requisite for the crime of conspiracy, under 18 U. S. C. § 371, to commit an offense violative of 18 U. S. C. § 111,1 that is, an assault upon a federal officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties.


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