The petition of the day is:

13-180

Issue: (1) Whether a conclusion about the meaning of scientific data, one on which scientists may reasonably disagree, satisfies the element of a “false or fraudulent” statement under the wire fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. § 1343; and (2) whether applying 18 U.S.C. § 1343 to scientific conclusions drawn from accurate data violates the First Amendment’s proscription against viewpoint discrimination, or renders the statute, as applied, unconstitutionally vague.

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

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Dec. 13, 2013, 10:38 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/12/petition-of-the-day-530/