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United States v. Ursery

Docket No.: 95-345
Argued: April 17, 1996
Decided: June 24, 1996
Consolidated with: No. 95-346

Topics:

Double Jeopardy, Criminal Procedure, Double Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy, Eighth Amendment, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fifth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Medicare, Self-Incrimination, probable cause

PartyNames: UNITED STATES v. URSERY Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Ursery

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 59 F.3d 568
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Ursery
518 U.S. 267 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 2135135 L.Ed.2d 549 (518 U.S.
Question:

Do civil property forfeitures ("in rem" forfeiture) constitute a "punishment" in terms of the Fifth Amendment's double jeopardy clause which forbids successive prosecutions and punishment for the same crime?

United States v. Ursery
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 17, 1996

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for United States, 1 vote(s) against
Opinion By:

United States v. Ursery
Case Documents

1Opinion in United States v. Ursery
2Opinion in United States v. Ursery
Additional documents for this case are pending review.