United States v. O’Brien and Burgess

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Feb 23, 2010
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Kennedy
Term

Holding: The fact that a firearm was a machine gun is a fact that must be proved to the jury beyond a reasonable doubt at the time of trial, rather than a fact to be proved to the judge at the time of sentencing.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy on May 24, 2010. Justices Stevens and Thomas filed concurring opinions, with Justice Thomas concurring in the judgment only.

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