Roper v. United States/Dissent Douglas

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368 U.S. 20

Roper  v.  United States

 Argued: Oct. 12, 16, 1961. --- Decided: Nov 6, 1961

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, with whom THE CHIEF JUSTICE and Mr. Justice BLACK concur, dissenting.

For the reasons stated by Judge Sobeloff in the Court of Appeals, I believe this ship at the time of the accident was not a 'dead ship' but 'a vessel in navigation,' because it was 'being actually used as a barge, and transporting a cargo.' 282 F.2d 413, 419.


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