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Watson v. United States
United States Supreme Court
552 U.S. 74, 128 S.Ct. 579, 169 L.Ed.2d 472 (2007)
Michael Watson (defendant) traded oxycodone hydrochloride for a pistol. Watson was indicted for distributing drugs and for using a gun during and in relation to a drug-trafficking offense, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(A). Watson pleaded guilty of all charges but reserved the right to challenge his conviction under § 924(c)(1)(A). The court of appeals affirmed the conviction. Certiorari was granted.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Souter, J.)
Concurrence (Ginsburg, J.)
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