No. 95-1717.

520 U.S. 259 (1997)

117 S.Ct. 1219

137 L.Ed.2d 432


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 31, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Deputy Solicitor General Waxman argued the cause for the United States. On the briefs were Acting Solicitor General Dellinger, Assistant Attorney General Patrick, Deputy Solicitor General Bender, Paul R. Q. Wolfson, Jessica Dunsay Silver, and Thomas E. Chandler.

Alfred H. Knight, by appointment of the Court, 519 U.S. 804, argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.*

Souter, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice Souter, delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondent David Lanier was convicted under 18 U. S. C. § 242 of criminally violating the constitutional rights of five women by assaulting them sexually while Lanier served as a state judge. The Sixth Circuit reversed his convictions on the ground that the constitutional right in issue had not previously been identified by this Court in a case with fundamentally similar...

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