Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Issue: Whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A) and 2, requires proof of (i) intentional facilitation or encouragement of the use of the firearm, as held by the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, or (ii) simple knowledge that the principal used a firearm during a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime in which the defendant also participated, as held by the Sixth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits.
Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (May. 20, 2013, 11:15 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/05/petition-of-the-day-456/