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Watson v. United States, 552 U.S. 74 (2007), is a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court had earlier held in Smith v. United States that the exchange of a gun for drugs constituted "use" of a firearm for purposes of a federal statute imposing penalties for "use" of a firearm "during and in relation to" ...


For United States v. Watson, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 501 A.2d 791 (1985), see United States v. Watson (DCCA 1985). United States v. Watson, 423 U.S. 411 (1976), was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States that decided that a warrantless arrest in public and consenting to a vehicle ...


Oct 9, 2007 ... Since Watson's crime involved a gun, his sentence included an additional 60 months. The extra jail time was imposed under 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A), which punishes any drug trafficker who "uses or carries" a firearm during a drug deal. In Smith v. United States, the Supreme Court had ruled that a defendant ...


Citation. United States v. Watson, 423 U.S. 411, 96 S. Ct. 820, 46 L. Ed. 2d 598, 1976 U.S. LEXIS 121 (U.S. Jan. 26, 1976) Brief Fact Summary. A federal.


On August 17, 1972, a postal inspector received information from an informant that the respondent, Henry Ogle Watson, was in possession of stolen credit cards . The informant had provided the inspector with reliable information in the past, and, later that day, provided the inspector with a stolen card. The inspector asked the ...


Case opinion for US Supreme Court UNITED STATES v. WATSON. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.


Watson pled guilty but reserved the right to challenge whether the agreed-upon facts supported his conviction. The Fifth Circuit confirmed his conviction, finding that receiving a firearm constitutes "use" under the statute and under Supreme Court law set forth in Bailey v. United States, which defined "use" as "active ...


SCOTUSblog Coverage. Court eases cocaine sentencing (Lyle Denniston); Argument recap: Watson v. US (Scotus Staff); Argument preview: Watson v. US ( Scotus Staff); Court to rule on primary elections (Lyle Denniston) ...


A summary and case brief of United States v. Watson, including the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, key terms, and concurrences and dissents.