United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Morton Mayer Sobel, Appellant, 443 F.2d 1370 (9th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 443 F.2d 1370 (9th Cir. 1971) July 15, 1971

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Central District of California; David W. Williams, Judge.

Richard G. Sherman (argued), Beverly Hills, Cal., for appellant.

Tom G. Kontos, Asst. U. S. Atty. (argued), David R. Nissen, Chief, Criminal Division, Robert L. Meyer, U. S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for appellee.

Before CHAMBERS, HAMLEY and CHOY, Circuit Judges.


The judgment of conviction is reversed.

We find the government, once sanity was an issue, did not sustain its burden of proof.