United States v. Saylor
322 U.S. 385 (1944)

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United States v. Saylor, 322 U.S. 385 (1944)

United States v. Saylor

No. 716

Argued April 28, 1944

Decided May 22, 1944*

322 U.S. 385

Syllabus

Section 19 of the Criminal Code, which penalizes conspiracy

"to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States,"

embraces the right of a voter in a Congressional election to have his vote honestly counted, and is violated by a conspiracy of election officials to stuff a ballot box in such an election. P. 322 U. S. 389.

Reversed.

Appeal under the Criminal Appeals Act from judgments in two cases sustaining demurrers to indictments for violation of § 19 of the Criminal Code.

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