United States v. Rodriguez-Lopez

565 F.3d 312 (2009)

From our private database of 45,900+ case briefs, written and edited by humans—never with AI.

United States v. Rodriguez-Lopez

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
565 F.3d 312 (2009)

Facts

Special agent Thomas Perryman was undercover and bought heroin from Omar Robles-Manguia in a parking lot. Robles-Manguia told Perryman that the driver of a pickup truck in the parking lot was part of the drug transaction, having agreed to be a lookout. Perryman talked to the driver, Francisco Rodriguez-Lopez (defendant), and during the conversation, Rodriguez-Lopez’s cell phone rang 10 times. Each time, the person on the other end of the call was requesting heroin. Rodriguez-Lopez was charged for his role in the drug operation. The prosecution (plaintiff) sought to introduce the 10 calls made to Rodriguez-Lopez’s phone. The district court excluded the calls from evidence on the ground that they were inadmissible hearsay. The prosecution appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Batchelder, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 734,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 734,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,900 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 734,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 45,900 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership