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United States v. Bajakajian

Docket No.: 96-1487
Argued: November 4, 1997
Decided: June 22, 1998

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 982, Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Bill of Rights, Crime Control Act, Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause, Double Jeopardy, Eighth Amendment, Excessive Bail, Organized Crime Control, Sentencing Guidelines, abuse of discretion, separation of powers, willful violation, willfulness

Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Bajakajian

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 84 F.3d 334
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 321 (1998)
Question:

Is the forfeiture of $357,144 cash, a sum involved in the offense of failure to report property in excess of $10,000 while attempting to leave the country, a violation of the Eighth Amendment's Excessive Fines Clause?

United States v. Bajakajian
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 04, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Bajakajian, 4 vote(s) against

United States v. Bajakajian
Case Documents

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