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United States v. Williams
United States Supreme Court
504 U.S. 36 (1992)
Williams (defendant) was indicted by a federal grand jury for bank fraud. Williams petitioned the district court to dismiss the indictment. He claimed that the government did not present substantial exculpatory evidence to the grand jury which negated an essential element of the charged offense. The district court agreed with Williams. The district court held that the exculpatory evidence created reasonable doubt about Williams’ guilt and the grand jury’s decision to indict was therefore suspect. The appeals court affirmed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)
Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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