Sugarman v. United States
249 U.S. 182 (1919)

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Sugarman v. United States, 249 U.S. 182 (1919)

Sugarman v. United States

No. 345

Argued January 9, 1919

Decided March 3, 1919

249 U.S. 182

Syllabus

To empower this Court to review a judgment of a district court as involving the Constitution, under Jud.Code, § 238, the writ of error must present a substantial constitutional question, properly raised below. P. 249 U. S. 183.

A substantial constitutional question cannot be based upon a refusal to give requested instructions the substance of which was clearly embodied in the charge to the jury. P. 249 U. S. 184.

A judge is not obliged to adopt the exact language of instructions requested, or to repeat instructions already given in substance. P. 249 U. S. 185.

Writ of error to review 245 F. 604 dismissed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

Page 249 U. S. 183

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