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Jones v. United States

Docket No.: 97-6203
Argued: October 5, 1998
Decided: March 24, 1999

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 2119, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Bill of Rights, Due Process, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Libel, Sentencing Guidelines, Sixth Amendment, Trial by Jury, murder, stare decisis

Petitioner: Jones
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 116 F.3d 1487
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


526 U.S. 227 (1999)
Question:

Does the federal carjacking law define a single crime with three penalty options dependent on sentencing factors?

Jones v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 05, 1998

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Jones, 4 vote(s) against
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