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JOHNSON V. MARYLAND, 254 U. S. 51 (1920)

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Johnson v. Maryland, 254 U.S. 51 (1920)

Johnson v. Maryland

No. 289

Argued October 18, 1920

Decided November 8, 1920

254 U.S. 51


A law of a state penalizing those who operate motor trucks on highways without having obtained license based on examination of competency and payment of a fee cannot constitutionally apply to an employee of the Post Office Department while engaged in driving a government motor truck over a post road in the performance of his official duty. P. 254 U. S. 55.


This was a prosecution based on § 143 of Art. 56 of the Code of Public General Laws of Maryland, as amended by c. 85, Acts of 1918. The opinion states the case.

Page 254 U. S. 55

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