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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, June 17, 2013

Opinion requiring jury trial on facts that increase mandatory minimum sentence

Justice Thomas delivered the opinion of the Court in Alleyne v. United States, part of which was joined by only Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Justice Sotomayor filed a concurring opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Kagan joined. Justice Breyer concurred in part and concurred in the judgment. The Chief Justice dissented, joined by Justices Scalia and Kennedy. Justice Alito dissented.

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