As reported in this brief AP account of the ruling, today the US Supreme Court has said “it is up to defendants to prove they withdrew from criminal conspiracies in time to take advantage of a five-year statute of limitations on prosecution.” The short unanimous ruling in Smith v. United States, No. 11–8976 (S. Ct. Jan. 9, 2013) ( available here), was authored by Justice Scalia[.]

h/t Prof. Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy

 

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