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Montana v. Egelhoff

Docket No.: 95-566
Argued: March 20, 1996
Decided: June 13, 1996

Topics:

Due Process, Due Process, Miscellaneous, Due Process, Federal Rules of Evidence, Fourteenth Amendment, harmless error, murder

PartyNames: MONTANA v. EGELHOFF Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Montana.
Petitioner: Montana
Respondent: Egelhoff

Supreme Court Docket

Montana
v.
Egelhoff
518 U.S. 37 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct 2013135 L.Ed.2d 361 (, 518 U.S.
Question:

May a state restrict the elements of a defense in criminal prosecution, consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause?

Montana v. Egelhoff
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 20, 1996

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Montana, 4 vote(s) against

Montana v. Egelhoff
Case Documents

1Opinion in Montana v. Egelhoff
2Opinion in Montana v. Egelhoff
Additional documents for this case are pending review.