Santobello v. New York

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Santobello v. New York
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Argued November 15, 1971
Decided December 20, 1971
Full case name Santobello v. New York
Citations 404 U.S. 257 (more)
92 S. Ct. 495; 30 L. Ed. 2d 427; 1971 U.S. LEXIS 1
Court membership
Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger
Associate Justices
Hugo Black · William O. Douglas
John M. Harlan II · William J. Brennan, Jr
Potter Stewart · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
Case opinions
Majority Burger, joined by Douglas, White, Blackmun
Concurrence Douglas
Concur/dissent Marshall, joined by Brennan, Stewart

Santobello v. New York, 404 U.S. 257 (1971), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that the sentence of the defendant should be vacated because the plea agreement specified that the prosecutor would not recommend a sentence, but the prosecutor breached the agreement by recommending the maximum sentence.