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Koon v. United States

Docket No.: 94-1664
Argued: February 20, 1996
Decided: June 13, 1996
Consolidated with: Powell v. United States, No. 94-8842

Topics:

18 U.S.C. App., Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Double Jeopardy, Equal Access to Justice, Fourth Amendment, Sentencing Guidelines, United States Sentencing Guidelines, abuse of discretion, retaliation, sentencing guidelines, willful violation

PartyNames: KOON v. UNITED STATES Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Petitioner: Koon
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Supreme Court Docket

Koon
v.
United States
518 U.S. 81 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 2035135 L.Ed.2d 392 (518 U.S.
Question:

Did the Court of Appeals use the wrong standard in deciding whether a federal trial judge had erred in departing from the federal Sentencing Guidelines and giving lighter sentences to two ex-policemen convicted in the beating of Rodney King?

Koon v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 20, 1996

Holding: affirmed in part and reversed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Koon, 4 vote(s) against
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