Today in 1932: The Supreme Court first recognizes the entrapment defense

Dec 19, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On December 19, 1932, the Supreme Court decided Sorrells v. United States, first recognizing the entrapment criminal defense.

Today in 1992: The Supreme Court gives new life to the entrapment defense

Apr 6, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On April 6, 1992, the Supreme Court decided Jacobson v. United States, strengthening the entrapment defense by making the test easier for defendants to meet.