Blockburger v. United States
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United States Supreme Court
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.
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.