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SMITH v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 91-8674
Argued: March 23, 1993
Decided: June 1, 1993

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 924, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, 18 U.S.C. 922, Sentencing Guidelines, United States Sentencing Guidelines, murder

PartyNames: SMITH v. UNITED STATES
Petitioner: Smith
Respondent: United States

Citation: 957 F. 2d 835
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Smith
v.
United States
508 U.S. 223 (1993)
Other Citations: (113 S.Ct. 2050, 124 L.Ed.2d 138)
Question:

Does trading a gun for drugs make a convicted defendant eligible for sentence enhancement under a federal law, which requires such treatment if the defendant "during and in relation to . . . [a] drug trafficking crime[,] uses . . . a firearm?"

SMITH v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 23, 1993

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for United States, 3 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Majority: O'Connor,Chief Justice Roberts Rehnquist,White,Blackmun,Kennedy,Thomas
Concurring: Blackmun
Opinion By:

SMITH v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1Opinion in SMITH v. UNITED STATES
2Opinion in SMITH v. UNITED STATES
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