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Bousley v. United States

Docket No.: 96-8516
Argued: March 3, 1998
Decided: May 18, 1998

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, criminal procedure, habeas, habeas corpus, murder, patent

Petitioner: Bousley
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 97 F.3d 284
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 614 (1998)
Question:

May defendants who pleaded guilty to "using" a firearm in violation of 18 USC section 924(c)(1) contest the validity of their convictions by claiming that their guilty pleas were not knowing and intelligent because they were misinformed by the District Court as to the nature of the charged crime?

Bousley v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 03, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Bousley, 2 vote(s) against
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