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.
Monday, May 04, 2009
From this morning's opinion of the Court in Flores-Figueroa v. United States, No. 08-108:
Posted by Dwight Sullivan at 12:08 PM