Blockburger v. United States

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Blockburger v. United States
by the Supreme Court of the United States
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Blockburger v. United States, 284 U.S. 299 (1932), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States set an important standard to prevent double jeopardy. — Excerpted from Blockburger v. United States on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

284 U.S. 299

BLOCKBURGER  v.  UNITED STATES

 Argued: and Submitted Nov. 24, 1931. --- Decided: Jan 4, 1932

On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Harry Blockburger was convicted of violating certain provisions of the Harrison Anti-Narcotic Act. To review a judgment of the Circuit Court of Appeals [50 F.(2d) 795], affirming the judgment of conviction, the defendant brings certiorari.

Judgment affirmed.

Mr. Harold J. Bandy, of Granite City, Ill., for petitioner.

The Attorney General and Mr. Claude R. Branch, of Providence, R. I., for the United States.

Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.

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