Brown v. United States Case Brief

Facts of the Case

Defendant Brown was convicted of second degree murder in federal district court. He contended on appeal that the trial court gave erroneous jury instructions regarding his duty to retreat. The appellate court affirmed his conviction. Brown was granted a

Question

Does the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment apply to a statutory in rem forfeiture of property?

CONCLUSION

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Case Information

Citation: 411 US 223 (1973)
Argued: Dec 7, 1972
Decided: Apr 17, 1973
Case Brief: 1973