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FOWLER v. UNITED STATES

Docket No.: 10-5443
Certiorari Granted: 11/15/10
Argued: March 29, 2011
Decided: 05/26/11

Topic:

murder

PartyNames: Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man v. United States
Petitioner: Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man
Respondent: United States

Court Below: United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Citation: 603 F.3d 883

Charles Andrew Fowler, aka Man
v.
United States
Question Presented:

1. Whether a defendant may be convicted of murder under 18 U.S.C. ยง1512(a)(1 )(C) without proof that information regarding a possible Federal crime would have been transferred from the victim to Federal law enforcement officers or judges.

Question:

To prove a criminal violation of the federal witness tampering statute when a defendant allegedly kills a witness, must the government prove that the victim would have provided information regarding a crime to a court or a law enforcement officer?

FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
ORAL ARGUMENT

03/29/11

Listen to Oral Argument in FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
Holding: vacated and remanded
Vote: 7-2
Opinion By:

FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
Case Documents

1FOWLER v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
2FOWLER v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio
3FOWLER v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Audio (March 29, 2011)
4FOWLER v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
5FOWLER v. UNITED STATES Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
6Opinion in FOWLER v. UNITED STATES
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