by Trial; California; Santa Monica; Gambling
1939. Was the Gambling Ship in International Waters? [Trial]. [California]. [Gambling]. Criminal L.A. No. 4227: In the Supreme Court of the State of California: The People of the State of California, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. Anthony Stralla and Harold Adams, Defendants, Harold Adams, Defendant and Appellant. Additional Brief for Appellant. Chauncey Tramutolo, Attorney for Appellant, George M. Naus, Of Counsel for the Defendant. San Francisco: Pernau-Walsh Printing Co., . iv, 35 pp. Pamphlet in stiff wrappers bound into contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, patterned endpapers. Negligible light rubbing to spine ends and corners, signed inscription to verso of front free endpaper by presiding judge Louis Goodman. $350. * The grand jury of Los Angeles County convicted Adams and others for operating a gambling ship in the waters of Santa Monica Bay at a point four miles beyond the end of the municipal pier of the city of Santa Monica and approximately six miles landward from a line drawn between the headlands, Point Vicente on the south and Point Dume on the north. The case hinged on whether the ship's location was in international waters. Adams appealed his conviction and the order denying his motion for a new trial. In this brief, Adams's lawyer argues that the ship was in international waters because the territorial limit is measured from the shoreline, not the pier.
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