Nugent La Poma, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 255 F.2d 903 (D.C. Cir. 1958)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 255 F.2d 903 (D.C. Cir. 1958) Argued February 20, 1958
Decided April 15, 1958
Petition for Rehearing In Banc Denied May 27, 1958

Mr. John K. Pickens, Washington, D. C., with whom Messrs. Jerry N. Griffin, Donald S. Dawson and M. Joseph Stoutenburgh, Washington, D. C., were on the brief, for appellant.

Mr. William Hitz, Asst. U. S. Atty., with whom Messrs. Oliver Gasch, U. S. Atty., and Lewis Carroll, Asst. U. S. Atty., were on the brief, for appellee.

Before REED, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, retired,*  and PRETTYMAN and BAZELON, Circuit Judges.


This appeal, like Brewster v. United States, No. 14,145, 102 U.S.App.D.C. ___, 255 F.2d 899, is from a conviction for contempt of Congress, 2 U.S.C.A. § 192, and involves the question of the jurisdiction of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations. On the authority of Brewster the judgment of conviction herein is reversed and the case is remanded to the District Court with directions to dismiss the indictment.

So ordered.

REED, Associate Justice, retired, dissents for the reasons stated in No. 14,145 — Brewster v. United States of America.


Sitting by designation pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 294(a)