Smith v. United States
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Nov 6, 2012
|Jan 9, 2013||9-0||Scalia||OT 2012|
Holding: A defendant bears the burden of proving a defense of withdrawal from conspiracy.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 9, 2013.
- Opinion analysis: When a defense is just a defense (Gregory Massing)
- Argument recap: If it walks like a rabbit-duck . . . (Gregory Massing)
- Argument preview: Withdrawal from conspiracy – affirmative defense, or unconstitutional burden shifting? (Gregory Massing)