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Manton v. United States - Significance, "without Regard To The Merits", "conspiracy Constitutes The Offense"

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Martin T. Manton, George M. Spector


United States

Appellants' Claim

Reversal of conviction for conspiracy to obstruct the administration of justice and to defraud the United States, and dismissal of sentence.

Chief Lawyers for Appellants

William J. Hughes, Harry E. Rat

Chief Lawyer for Appellee

John T. Cahill


George Sutherland, Harlan F. Stone, Charles E. Clark


New York, New York

Date of Decision

4 December 1939


Manton's conviction was upheld. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment and $10,000 fine.

Further Readings

  • "Ex-Judge Manton of U.S. Bench Here." The New York Times, November 18, 1946, p. 23
  • "Manton Conviction in Sale of Justice Upheld on Appeal." New York Times, December 5, 1939, p. 1.
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