U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Enmons, 410 U.S. 396 (1973)
United States v. Enmons
Argued December 4, 1972
Decided February 22, 1973
410 U.S. 396
The Hobbs Act, which makes it a federal crime to obstruct interstate commerce by robbery or extortion, does not reach the use of violence (which is readily punishable under state law) to achieve legitimate union objectives, such as higher wages in return for genuine services that the employer seeks. Pp. 410 U. S. 399-411.
335 F.Supp. 641, affirmed.
STEWART, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BRENNAN, WHITE, MARSHALL, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined. BLACKMUN, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 410 U. S. 412. DOUGLAS, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BURGER, C.J.,and POWELL and REHNQUIST, JJ., joined, post, p. 410 U. S. 413.