United States v. Schwimmer

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United States v. Schwimmer by Pierce Butler

United States v. Schwimmer, 279 U.S. 644 (1929), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. It concerned a pacifist applicant for naturalization who in the interview declared not to be willing to "take up arms personally" in defense of the United States. Originally found unable by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to take the prescribed oath of allegiance, a decision reversed in appeal, the case was argued before the Supreme Court, which ruled against the applicant, and thus denied her the possibility of becoming a United States citizen. Excerpted from United States v. Schwimmer on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

United States Supreme Court

279 U.S. 644

United States  v.  Schwimmer

 Argued: April 12, 1929. --- Decided: May 27, 1929

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The Attorney General and Mr. Alfred A. Wheat, of Washington, D. C., for the United States.

Mrs. Olive H. Rabe, of Chicago, Ill., for respondent.

Mr. Justice BUTLER 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).