Johnson v. Eisentrager

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Johnson v. Eisentrager by Robert H. Jackson
Johnson v. Eisentrager, 339 U.S. 763 (1950), was a major decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, where it decided that U.S. courts had no jurisdiction over German war criminals held in a U.S.-administered German prison. The prisoners had at no time been on American sovereign territory. — Excerpted from Johnson v. Eisentrager on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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United States Supreme Court

339 U.S. 763


 Argued: April 17, 1950. --- Decided: June 5, 1950

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Mr. Solicitor General Philip B. Perlman, Washington, D.C., for petitioners.

Messrs. A. Frank Reel, Boston, Mass., Milton Sandberg, New York City, for respondents.

Mr. Justice JACKSON delivered the opinion of the Court.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).