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Castillo v. United States

Docket No.: 99-658
Argued: April 24, 2000
Decided: June 5, 2000

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 924, Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Comprehensive Crime Control, Crime Control Act, Gun Control, Jury Instructions, murder

Petitioner: Castillo
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 179 F.3d 321
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


530 U.S. 120 (2000)
Question:

Does the provision of USC Section 924(c)(1), which imposes a stiffer penalty for using a "machinegun" in a crime of violence, state factors enhancing a sentence rather than elements of a separate offense?

Castillo v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 24, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Castillo, 0 vote(s) against
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