U.S. Supreme Court
In re Converse, 137 U.S. 624 (1891)
In re Converse
Argued and submitted December 18, 1890
Decided January 5, 1891
137 U.S. 624
APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
It is no defense to an indictment under one statute that a defendant might also be punished under another statute.
A state cannot be deemed guilty of a violation of its obligations under the Constitution of the United states because of a decision, even if erroneous, of its highest court while acting within its jurisdiction.