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Victor v. Nebraska
United States Supreme Court
511 U.S. 1, 114 S.Ct. 1239, 127 L.Ed.2d 583 (1994)
Victor (defendant) was convicted of murder in the state of Nebraska (plaintiff). Sandoval was convicted of murder in the state of California. Both defendants appealed their convictions on grounds that the trial court’s jury instructions conveyed an improper definition of the reasonable doubt standard and violated the defendants’ due process rights. The United States Supreme Court consolidated the two cases for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (O’Connor, J.)
Concurrence (Ginsburg, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Blackmun, J.)
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