As Modified on Denial of Rehearing Dec. 4, 1939
Messrs. Raphael Dechter and Thomas S. Tobin, both of Los Angeles, Cal ., for petitioner.
Mr. H. H. Linney, of San Francisco, Cal., for respondents. [308 U.S. 57, 58]
Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.
Under California law vehicle license and registration fees are due the State on January first of each year; they become delinquent when a vehicle is operated without registration and license; if the fees are not paid within thirty days after delinquency a penalty equal to the fees accrues; fees and penalties are protected by statutory lien on the vehicle from the due date.