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United States v. Vonn

Docket No.: 00-973
Certiorari Granted: Feb 26 2001
Argued: November 6, 2001
Decided: March 4, 2002

Topics:

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (or relevant rules of a circuit court), Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Fourth Amendment, Miranda, criminal procedure, habeas, harmless error, harmless-error, privacy, probable cause, self-incrimination

PartyNames: United States v. Alphonso Vonn
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Alphonso Vonn

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: 224 F.3d 1152
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Alphonso Vonn
535 U.S. 55 (2002)
Question:

Does a criminal defendant who lets a Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 11 error pass without objection in the trial court bear the burden of showing plain error under Rule 52? May a court reviewing Rule 11 error examine the entire record begun at the defendant's first appearance in the matter leading to his eventual plea when considering the effect of any error on the defendant's substantial rights?

United States v. Vonn
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 6, 2001

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for United States, 1 vote(s) against

United States v. Vonn
Case Documents

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