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McBoyle v. United States
United States Supreme Court
283 U.S. 25 (1931)
McBoyle (defendant) was convicted of transporting an airplane from Illinois to Oklahoma that he knew was stolen. McBoyle was sentenced to three years imprisonment and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine in violation of the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act (the act). McBoyle appealed and his judgment of conviction was affirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether an airplane is a “vehicle” under the act.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Holmes, J.)
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