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Nguyen v. United States

Docket No.: 01-10873
Certiorari Granted: Nov 4 2002
Argued: March 24, 2003
Decided: June 9, 2003
Consolidated with: No. 02-5034

Topics:

28 U.S.C. 292, Judicial Power, Appointments Clause, Article I, Sixth Amendment, habeas, harmless error, murder

PartyNames: Khanh Phuong Nguyen v. United States, et al.
Petitioner: Khanh Phuong Nguyen
Respondent: United States, et al.

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Citation: CA 9, 284 F.3d 1086. QUESTION PRESENTED Was the Ninth Circuit's judgment vitiated by the participation of a non-Art. III judge?
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Khanh Phuong Nguyen
v.
United States, et al.
539 U.S. 69 (2003)
Question:

Did a panel of the Court of Appeals consisting of two Article III judges and one Article IV judge have the authority to decide the appeals of two defendants convicted on federal narcotics charges in the District Court of Guam?

Nguyen v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 24, 2003

Holding: vacated and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Nguyen, 4 vote(s) against
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