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BROWDER V. UNITED STATES, 312 U. S. 335 (1941)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Browder v. United States, 312 U.S. 335 (1941)

Browder v. United States

No. 287

Argued January 16, 1941

Decided February 17, 1941

312 U.S. 335

Syllabus

1. A citizen of the United States who willfully and knowingly uses a United States passport which was secured by a false statement is guilty of an offense under § 2 of the Passport Title of the Act of June 15, 1917, when the use was for the purpose of establishing his identity and citizenship and consequent right to reenter this country from abroad. P. 312 U. S. 337.

2. The term "willful" often denotes an intentional, as distinguished from an accidental, act. P. 312 U. S. 342.

113 F.2d 97 affirmed.

Certiorari, 311 U.S. 631, to review the affirmance of a sentence on two counts of an indictment.


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