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Sorrells v. United States
United States Supreme Court
287 U.S. 435 (1932)
An undercover federal agent became friends with Sorrells (defendant) during Prohibition. While at Sorrells’s home, the agent twice asked Sorrells if he had any liquor. Sorrells did not. The agent then asked Sorrells if he would go out and buy liquor for him. Sorrells agreed and did so. Sorrells was convicted of violating the Prohibition Act. He appealed and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
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