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United States v. Russell
United States Supreme Court
411 U.S. 423 (1973)
Russell (defendant) was arrested as the result of an undercover investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine. As part of the investigation, an undercover agent provided Russell with a difficult to obtain component for the manufacture of methamphetamine. The district court provided the jury with the standard jury instruction pertaining to the affirmative defense of entrapment. Russell was convicted on all charges. Russell appealed the conviction and argued that the circumstances of the undercover investigation amounted to entrapment as a matter of law. The court of appeals agreed and vacated the conviction. The United States (plaintiff) petitioned the Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Rehnquist, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Douglas, J.)
Dissent (Stewart, J.)
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