Dodge v. United States
272 U.S. 530 (1926)

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Dodge v. United States, 272 U.S. 530 (1926)

Dodge v. United States

No. 341

Argued October 27, 1926

Decided November 23, 1926

272 U.S. 530

Syllabus

1. Proceedings to forfeit a motor boat under § 26 of Title II of the National Prohibition Act may be maintained even if the seizure of the boat was by a person not authorized, since subsequent adoption of the seizure by the government is retroactive. P. 272 U. S. 531.

2. The jurisdiction of the court in such a case was secured by the fact that the res was in the power of the prohibition director when the libel was filed. P. 272 U. S. 532.

11 F.2d 522 affirmed.

Certiorari (271 U.S. 655) to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals which reversed a judgment of the district court (7 F.2d 189) dismissing a libel brought by the United States to forfeit a motorboat under § 26 of the National Prohibition Act.

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