Joseph McKenna, Associate Justice, U. S. Supreme Court

Justice McKenna was the lone dissenter in Pettibone v. Nichols, 203 U.S. 192 (1906). McKenna wrote: ?Kidnapping is a crime, pure and simple. It is difficult to accomplish; hazardous at every step. All of the officers of the law are supposed to be on guard against it. All of the officers of the law may be invoked against it. But how is it when the law becomes the kidnapper? When the officers of the law, using its forms, and exerting its power, become abductors?? Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-90085.