95 U.S. 670 (____)


Supreme Court of United States.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Assistant Attorney-General Smith for the United States.

Mr. B.F. Tracy, contra.

Mr. JUSTICE FIELD delivered the opinion of the court.

The question presented by the certificate of division does not appear to us difficult of solution. Upon principle, an act which is not an offence at the time it is committed cannot become such by any subsequent independent act of the party with which it has no connection. By the clause in question, the obtaining of goods on credit upon false pretences is made an offence against the United States, upon the happening...

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