Logourl black
From our private database of 13,800+ case briefs...

United States v. Stewart & Delegal

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
951 F.2d 351 (1991)


Facts

After jointly participating in a bank robbery in Cleveland, Tennessee, Ronnie Lee Stewart (defendant), Rodney Fred Delegal (defendant), Beacher Drell Roach, and Benjamin Leavern Wells, went their separate ways. After the FBI learned that Roach had participated in the robbery, an agent asked Roach to audio record a conversation with Stewart about the robbery. During the conversation between Roach and Stewart, Stewart implicated himself as a participant. Stewart was then arrested. While in jail Stewart implicated himself again in the robbery to a fellow inmate, Roderick Stafford. Stafford then informed government agents of the conversation. Meanwhile, Kentucky police officers arrested Delegal on state stolen vehicle charges. At the time of his arrest, and in the presence of FBI Agent Dan Brennan, Delegal was advised of his Miranda rights. After a Kentucky grand jury indicted Delegal for auto theft, Agent Brennan learned that Delegal was also a suspect in the Tennessee bank robbery. Brennan then re-advised Delegal of his Miranda rights and questioned him about the bank robbery during which Delegal confessed to taking part in. Thereafter, Stewart and Delegal were indicted on federal charges relating to the bank robbery. Delegal filed a motion in U.S. District Court to suppress his confession to Brennan. The district court denied his motion and trial commenced on August 14, 1990. All of the confessions and evidence were admitted. Stewart and Delegal were convicted and they appealed.

Rule of Law

The rule of law is the black letter law upon which the court rested its decision. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Issue

The issue section includes the dispositive legal issue in the case phrased as a question. To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

The holding and reasoning section includes:

  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

To access this section, start your 7-day free trial of Quimbee for Law Students.

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 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read 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. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 166,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 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.