Petitioner owned and operated a saloon but, because operators' licenses are not issued to aliens in Louisiana, he had obtained his license in his son's name since 1943. From 1923 to 1942 he was convicted of five liquor law violations: two acts were punished by both state and federal authorities in 1923 and 1924; the fifth conviction was for violation of the Sunday laws in 1942. He had been arrested at other times for liquor violations and for operating slot machines, but the record showed no disposition of these cases. He had lived in Louisiana for forty-six years, and his family life and community reputation were exemplary. Held, petition for naturalization granted. Petitioner met the requirement of "good moral character" under the Nationality Act of 1940. Petition of Gani, (D.C. La. 1949) 86 F. Supp. 683.
Jean Engstrom S.Ed.,
ALIENS-NATURALIZATION-"GOOD MORAL CHARACTER" UNDER THE NATIONALITY ACT,
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