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SELZMAN V. UNITED STATES, 268 U. S. 466 (1925)

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Selzman v. United States, 268 U.S. 466 (1925)

Selzman v. United States

No. 998

Submitted April 27, 1925

Decided June 1, 1925

268 U.S. 466


1. Under the Eighteenth Amendment, Congress has power to prevent or regulate the sale of denatured alcohol which is not usable as a beverage. P. 268 U. S. 467.

2. The power of the federal government, granted by the Amendment, to enforce the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquor carries with it power to enact any legislative measures reasonably adapted to promote the purpose. P. 268 U. S. 468.


Error to a judgment of the district court based on convictions under two indictments, the one charging conspiracy to violate the Prohibition Act and regulations, in offering denatured alcohol for sale without the required labels, the other charging sale of it for beverage purposes, etc.

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