No. 78 Cr. 497.

462 F.Supp. 184 (1978)

UNITED STATES of America v. Charles F. BROWN, Defendant.

United States District Court, S. D. New York.

November 29, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert B. Fiske, Jr., U. S. Atty., S. D. N. Y., New York City by John F. Kaley, Asst. U. S. Atty., New York City, of counsel, for plaintiff.

Leon B. Polsky, Federal Defender Services Unit, Legal Aid Society, New York City by John P. Curley, New York City, of counsel, for defendant.


KNAPP, District Judge.

Defendant Charles Brown, a plumber by trade, is charged in this single-count indictment with possession of unregistered explosive devices or "pipe bombs." After a trial, which ended with the jury deadlocked seven to five for acquittal, Brown moved for a judgment of acquittal pursuant to Rule 29(c), Fed.R.Cr.P. Upon oral argument on that motion, we asked counsel to submit briefs on the issues of whether, assuming...

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