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Portuondo v. Agard

Docket No.: 98-1170
Argued: November 1, 1999
Decided: March 6, 2000

Topics:

Right to Confront and Cross-Examine, Compulsory Process, Criminal Procedure, Self-Incrimination, Bill of Rights, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Miranda, Self-Incrimination, Sixth Amendment, criminal procedure, habeas, habeas corpus, murder, self-incrimination

Petitioner: Portuondo
Respondent: Agard

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 117 F.3d 696
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


529 U.S. 61 (2000)
Question:

Does a prosecutor's summation comment calling to the jury's attention the fact that the defendant had opportunity to hear all the other witnesses before testifying and tailor his testimony violate the accused's rights under the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments?

Portuondo v. Agard
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 01, 1999

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

Portuondo v. Agard
Case Documents

1Opinion in Portuondo v. Agard
2Opinion in Portuondo v. Agard
Additional documents for this case are pending review.