Duke v. United States,
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301 U.S. 492 (1937)
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U.S. Supreme Court
Duke v. United States, 301 U.S. 492 (1937)
Duke v. United States
Argued May 4, 1937
Decided May 24, 1937
301 U.S. 492
1. A misdemeanor for which the punishment prescribed is not infamous but may exceed $500 fine and six months' imprisonment without hard labor may be prosecuted by information. P. 301 U. S. 493.
2. So held of Crim.Code, § 137, prescribing a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both, for the offense of attempting to influence a juror by a written communication. P. 301 U. S. 493.
3. The authority to prosecute by information is not limited to offenses punishable as defined in the proviso added to Cr.Code, § 335 by Act of Dec. 16, 1930. P. 301 U. S. 494.
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