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Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States

Docket No.: 04-368
Certiorari Granted: Jan 7 2005
Argued: April 27, 2005
Decided: May 31, 2005

Topics:

18 U.S.C. 1512, Criminal Procedure, Extra-Legal Jury Influences, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Obstruction of Justice, absolute immunity, judicial review, probable cause, self-incrimination

PartyNames: Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
Petitioner: Arthur Andersen LLP
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Citation: 374 F3d 281
Supreme Court Docket

Arthur Andersen LLP
v.
United States
544 U.S. 696 (2005)
Question Presented:

Whether Arthur Andersen LLP's conviction for witness tampering under 18 U.S.C. ยง1512(b) must be reversed because the jury instructions upheld by the Fifth Circuit misinterpreted the elements of the offense, in conflict with decisions of this Court and the Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, and D.C. Circuits

Question:

Did the jury instructions in the Arthur Andersen trial properly convey the elements of a "corrupt persuasion" conviction under federal document-handling law?

Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 27, 2005

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Arthur Andersen LLP, 0 vote(s) against
Vote: 9-0

Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
Case Documents

1Opinion in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
2Opinion in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States
3Slip Opinion in Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States (Opinion by )
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