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Opinion Recap Available: Boyle v. US

New to SCOTUSwiki, here, is Stanford student JP Schnapper-Casteras’ discussion of the Court’s recent decision in Boyle v. US. In an opinion by Justice Alito, the Court held that a criminal association-in-fact enterprise may exist if it has a purpose, sufficient longevity to accomplish that purpose, and relationships among associates – which can be inferred from the underlying acts and without a distinct structural hierarchy.