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United States v. Recio

Docket No.: 01-1184
Certiorari Granted: May 28 2002
Argued: November 12, 2002
Decided: January 21, 2003

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Confrontation, Commerce Clause, First Amendment, copyright, patent, property rights, trademark

PartyNames: United States v. Francisco Jimenez Recio and Adrian Lopez-Meza
Petitioner: United States
Respondent: Francisco Jimenez Recio and Adrian Lopez-Meza

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 258 F.3d 1069. QUESTION PRESENTED Whether a conspiracy ends as a matter of law when the government frustrates itsobjective.
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

United States
v.
Francisco Jimenez Recio and Adrian Lopez-Meza
537 U.S. 270 (2003)
Question:

Is the Ninth Circuit rule -- that a conspiracy ends automatically when the object of the conspiracy becomes impossible to achieve -- valid?

United States v. Recio
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 12, 2002

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

United States v. Recio
Case Documents

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