In Holloway v. United States, the United States Supreme Court held that the "intent to kill" element in the federal cajacking statute was satisfied by a mere conditional intent to kill. The Court reasoned that a common-sense reading of the statute indicated Congress's attempt to include the mens rea of both unconditional and conditional intent.
Owens, Michael Douglas
"Holloway v. United States: Conditional v. Unconditional Intent to Kill,"
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