Two cases involving acts of Congress passed in March 1933 to prevent the hoarding of gold' were denied a review by the United States Supreme Court on October 8. Both of these cases involved the same facts. Plaintiff had delivered certain gold bars to a bank for safe-keeping. Later the bank notified him that, pursuant to an executive order by the President of the United States, it would have to surrender the gold. Immediately the plaintiff demanded the return of the bullion, which demand was refused, and he filed bills for specific performance of the bailment contract against the bank and for an injunction to restrain the district attorney from prosecuting him for violation of the gold hoarding statute. After the district court and the circuit court of appeals' had refused to entertain the bills, the plaintiff unsuccessfully sought writs of certiorari from the Supreme Court. Campbell v. Chase Nat. Bank, Campbell v. Medalie, United States Sup. Ct., 2 UNITED STATES LAW WEEK, index p. 103, nos. 300, 301 (Oct. 9, 1934).
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