after reviewing the case briefs answer the questions that follow in 500 words or as thoroughly as possible

CASE BRIEF 1.1 Yates v. U.S. 135 S.Ct. 1074 (2015) FACTS: John Yates, a commercial fisherman, caught undersized red grouper in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. To prevent federal authorities from confirming that he had harvested undersized fish, Yates ordered a crew member to toss the suspect fish into the sea. Yates was charged with obstruction of justice through destruction of the small red grouper fish. DECISIONS BELOW: Yates was convicted and appealed. His conviction was upheld. He appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. ISSUE ON APPEAL: Is the release of fish back into the sea obstruction of justice? DECISION: A split court held that the fish were not “tangible objects” for purposes of the obstruction of justice statute. The court held that the statute was passed to cover files and electronic records and not tangible objects such as fish. The court held that the statute was passed in the wake of financial and ethical collapses in companies and was not intended to have generic application. It was directed at electronic files and documentation, not tangible objects such as fish. Questions: 1. Explain what Mr. Yates did and why. 2. Describe the terms used in the statute at issue and the history of the statute. 3. Why does the dissent think the majority made the decision it did?

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TitleBusinessAuthorMarianne JenningsISBN978-1-337-10357-2PublisherCengage LearningPublication DateJanuary 1, 2017BindingTrade ClothTypePrintPrice$249.95RequiredDescriptionTitle: Business: Its Legal, Ethical, and Global Environment 11th Edition, Copyright 2018.

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