Johnson v. Eisentrager
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United States Supreme Court
JOHNSON v. EISENTRAGER
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.