The petition of the day is:

16-759

Issues: (1) Whether a defendant “induce[s]” the assent of another person, within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. § 2422, where the defendant accepts the request of the other person, who has already assented to the course of conduct prior to and independent of any action by the defendant; and (2) whether the court of appeals correctly applied the harmless-error doctrine to the exclusion of evidence of a government investigation showing the petitioner’s lack of interest in sex involving any underage person prior to contact with the government, where the petitioner’s lack of predisposition was essential to his entrapment defense.

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

Recommended Citation: Kate Howard, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 16, 2017, 11:11 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/02/petition-of-the-day-1094/