From this morning’s opinion of the Court in Flores-Figueroa v. United States, No. 08-108:
As a matter of ordinary English grammar, it seems natural to read the statute’s word “knowingly” as applying to all the subsequently listed elements of the crime. The Government cannot easily claim that the word “knowingly” applies only to the statutes [sic] first four words, or even its first seven.
Slip op. at 4.