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Sabri v. United States

Docket No.: 03-44
Certiorari Granted: Oct 14 2003
Argued: March 3, 2004
Decided: May 17, 2004

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 666, Federalism, Natural Resources, Article I, Article I of the Constitution, Commerce Clause, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Medicare, Necessary and Proper, limited and enumerated powers, patent

PartyNames: Basim Omar Sabri v. United States
Petitioner: Basim Omar Sabri
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Citation: CA 8, 326 F.3d 937. QUESTION PRESENTED: Does 18 U.S.C. § 666 crim inalize acts of bribery lacking a nexus to a federalinterest and, if so, is the statute in that respect a constitutional exercise of Congress' s powers? CERT. GRANTED: 10/14/03
Supreme Court Docket

Basim Omar Sabri
v.
United States
541 U.S. 600 (2004)
Question Presented:

Does 18 U.S.C. § 666 crim inalize acts of bribery lacking a nexus to a federalinterest and, if so, is the statute in that respect a constitutional exercise of Congress' s powers? CERT. GRANTED: 10/14/03

Question:

May Congress make it a federal crime to bribe officials of non-federal organizations that distribute some federal funds without requiring prosecutors to prove that the bribe actually affected federal funds?

Note:

. CA 8, 326 F.3d 937.

Sabri v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 3, 2004

Holding: is affirmed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for United States, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0
Opinion By:
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