Perez v. Brownell
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Clemente Martinez Perez
Herbert Brownell, Jr.
That Congress exceeded its authority in enacting certain sections of the Nationality Act of 1940, which were used to deny petitioner his U.S. citizenship.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Charles A. Horsky
Chief Lawyers for Respondent
Oscar H. Davis; J. Lee Rankin, U.S. Solicitor General
Justices for the Court
William J. Brennan, Jr., Harold Burton, Tom C. Clark, Felix Frankfurter (writing for the Court), John Marshall Harlan II,
Hugo Lafayette Black, William O. Douglas, Earl Warren, Charles Evans Whittaker
Date of Decision
31 March 1958
Petitioner's claim denied.
- United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898).
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- United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corp., 299 U.S. 304 (1936).
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