The article presents information on the Hobbs Act enacted in the U.S. in order to cease criminal activities related to extortion, racketeering and robbery. It includes information on a Supreme Court case United States v. Local 807 International Brotherhood of Teamsters wherein the court accused defendant for engaging in violent activities to demand ransom from trucks that carried merchandise to New York City.
John S. Gawey,
Hobbs Leviathan: The Dangerous Breadth of the Hobbs Act and Other Corruption Statutes, The,
Notre Dame L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.nd.edu/ndlr/vol87/iss1/8