Druggan v. Anderson,
269 U.S. 36 (1925)

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Druggan v. Anderson, 269 U.S. 36 (1925)

Druggan v. Anderson

No. 415

Argued October 5, 6, 1925

Decided October 19, 1925

269 U.S. 36


1. Although, by the terms of the Eighteenth Amendment, the prohibition thereby decreed did not go into force until one year from the ratification (January 16, 1919) of the Article, the amendment itself became effective as a law upon its ratification, and empowered Congress thereupon to legislate in anticipation for the enforcement of the prohibition when the year should expire, without awaiting that event. P. 269 U. S. 38.

2. A preliminary injunction issued under § 22 of Title II of the Prohibition Act, without the notice required by Equity Rule 73 and the Act of October 15, 1914, is not void. P. 269 U. S. 40.


Appeal from an order of the district court dismissing a petition for habeas corpus. The imprisonment in question was imposed upon the petitioner for disobedience of an injunction issued under the Prohibition Act.

Page 269 U. S. 38

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