The petition of the day is:

12-1462

Issue: (1) Whether a defendant can be convicted of the offense of honest-services-fraud-by-bribery as defined in this Court’s decision in United States v. Skilling, in the absence of a quid pro quo bribery agreement; and (2) whether the First Amendment permits jurors to consider evidence of a lobbyist’s legal campaign contributions, permissibly made to express appreciation toward and provide election assistance to political officials, as probative of whether the lobbyist engaged in corruption by putting other things of value to similar use.

Posted in Ring v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 19, 2013, 10:42 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/09/petition-of-the-day-480/