United States v. Smith
342 U.S. 225 (1952)

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United States v. Smith, 342 U.S. 225 (1952)

United States v. Smith

No. 20

Argued December 4, 1951

Decided January 7, 1952*

342 U.S. 225

APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

The Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act of 1942, as amended, which provided that the "running" of the statute of limitations on frauds against the United States "shall be suspended until three years after the termination of hostilities," is inapplicable to crimes committed after December 31, 1946, when hostilities were declared terminated by Presidential Proclamation. Pp. 342 U. S. 225-230.

Affirmed.

In each of these cases, an indictment of the appellee was dismissed by the District Court as barred by limitations. On direct appeals by the United States to this Court, affirmed, p. 342 U. S. 230.

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