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Reagan v. United States

157 U.S. 301 (1895)

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Reagan v. United States

United States Supreme Court

157 U.S. 301 (1895)

Facts

Reagan (defendant) was convicted in federal court on charges of cattle smuggling. Reagan appealed on grounds that his constitutional rights had been violated by the court’s instruction that the jury was entitled to consider Reagan’s personal interest in the outcome of the trial in its assessment of his credibility.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Brewer, J.)

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