D'Aquino v. United States
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
192 F.2d 338 (1951)
American citizen Iva D’Aquino (defendant) had Japanese heritage and lived in Japan during World War II. She was charged with treason against the United States for allegedly making radio broadcasts supporting Japan. In defense, D’Aquino claimed duress based on her fear that she would be harmed if she did not publicly support the Japanese cause. The trial court found the circumstances did not satisfy the requisite elements of duress and convicted D’Aquino of treason. D’Aquino appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Pope, J.)
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