296 US 299 United States v. Kesterson

296 U.S. 299

56 S.Ct. 229

80 L.Ed. 241

The UNITED STATES of America, Petitioner,
Roger KESTERSON and Bernord Roberts.

No. 46.

Supreme Court of the United States

December 9, 1935

Submitted Nov. 14, 1935.

mS.CT229mMessrs. Homer S. Cummings, Atty. Gen., Stanley F. Reed, Sol. Gen., of Washington, D.C., Joseph B. Keenan, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Mahlon D. Kiefer, Gordon Dean, and W. Marvin Smith, all of Washington, D.C., for the United States.

Mr. Frank Hickman, of Tulsa, Okl., for respondents.

Mr. Justice ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.

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This case, like U.S. v. Constantine, 296 U.S. 287, 56 S.Ct. 223, 80 L.Ed. 233, No. 40, involves the validity of section 701 of the Revenue Act of 1926 (26 USCA §§ 192, 206). The Circuit Court of Appeals reversed judgments of conviction under an indictment charging engaging in the business of a retail liquor dealer contrary to the laws of Oklahoma on August 17, 1934. U.S. v. Kesterson (D.C.) 8 F.Supp. 680; Kesterson v. U.S. (C.C.A.) 76 F.(2d) 913.


For the reasons given in the opinion in No. 40 the judgment is affirmed.


Mr. Justice BRANDEIS, Mr. Justice STONE, and Mr. Justice CARDOZO, dissent for the reasons stated in Mr. Justice CARDOZO'S opinion in U.S. v. Constantine, 296 U.S. 287, 56 S.Ct. 223, 80 L.Ed. 233, No. 40.