Class v. United States Oral Argument

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Class v. United States. The case concerns whether a person who pleads guilty to a crime as part of a… read more

Class v. United States Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Class v. United States. The case concerns whether a person who pleads guilty to a crime as part of a plea deal waives the right to challenge the constitutionality of that crime.

North Carolina resident Rodney Class was charged with having a weapon on U.S. Capitol grounds. He tried to get this charge dismissed in federal court by arguing it violated his Second and Fifth Amendment rights. He was not successful, and a trial date was set for which he failed to appear. A bench warrant was issued for his no-show in court. Mr. Class ended up entering into a deal with prosecutors to plea guilty to the initial charge in order to drop the failure to appear charge. He was convicted, and he appealed unsuccessfully. The nation’s highest court will decide close

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Class v. United States Oral Argument

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Program ID:
432598-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 11, 2017 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2017 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Oct 11, 2017 | 12:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 2017 | 5:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 13, 2017 | 3:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2017 | 6:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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