Today's first petition of the day is:

Rast v. United States

Docket: 10-516
Issue(s): Whether an essential element to be proven for a conviction for the offense of bribery of a state or local official under 18 U.S.C. §666(a)(2) is a specific and identifiable quid pro quo consisting of the specific thing of value given or promised by the alleged giver of the bribe in exchange for or intended to be in exchange for a specific action taken or promised by the alleged recipient of the bribe.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s second petition of the day is:

Pugh v. United States

Docket: 10-528
Issue(s): 1) Whether 18 U.S.C. § 666 requires proof that a person who gives things of value to a public official with a corrupt intent to influence or reward that public official made such payment in exchange for some specific and identifiable official act or course of action; and 2) whether a defendant's conviction violates his right to due process when the prosecutor knowingly solicits false testimony which reasonably could have affected the jury's verdict.

Certiorari stage documents:

Today’s third petition of the day is:

McNair v. United States

Docket: 10-533
Issue(s): Whether the Government must prove that a defendant had the specific intent to engage in a quid pro quo to convict him of bribery under 18 U.S.C. § 666.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Rast v. U.S., Pugh v. U.S., McNair v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Conor McEvily, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 28, 2011, 5:33 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/01/petition-of-the-day-76/