PROHIBITION: William Sprague Decision

William Sprague Decision

Farmer William Sprague, 42, town clerk of Wantage, N. J., under indictment for transporting a truck load of beer, was out hunting one afternoon last week when U. S. District Judge William Clark at Newark delivered a long and startling decision in his commonplace case. Concluded Judge Clark's opinion:

We hold the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment to be invalid and the motion to quash the [Sprague] indictment is accordingly granted.

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