Webb v. United States

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Webb v. United States
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Argued January 16, 1919
Decided March 3, 1919
Full case nameWebb, et al. v. United States
Citations249 U.S. 96 (more)
39 S. Ct. 217; 63 L. Ed. 497; 1919 U.S. LEXIS 2230; 17 Ohio L. Rep. 88
Court membership
Chief Justice
Edward D. White
Associate Justices
Joseph McKenna · Oliver W. Holmes Jr.
William R. Day · Willis Van Devanter
Mahlon Pitney · James C. McReynolds
Louis Brandeis · John H. Clarke
Case opinions
MajorityDay, joined by Holmes, Pitney, Brandeis, Clarke
DissentWhite, joined by McKenna, Van Devanter, McReynolds

Webb v. United States, 249 U.S. 96 (1919), was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that prescriptions of narcotics for maintenance treatment was not within the discretion of physicians and thus not privileged under the Harrison Narcotics Act.[1]


  1. ^ Bonnie, R.J. et al. Criminal Law, Second Edition. Foundation Press, New York: 2004, p. 263

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