Baston v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on March 6, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-5454 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 1596(a)(2) – which expressly establishes extraterritorial jurisdiction over sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1591 – is a valid exercise of Congress’ power under the foreign commerce clause when applied in a criminal case to order restitution from a foreign defendant to a foreign victim for conduct that occurred exclusively overseas.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 29 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 1, 2016)
Aug 25 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 3, 2016.
Sep 21 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 2, 2016.
Oct 27 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 16, 2016.
Nov 16 2016Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 17 2016Reply of petitioner Damion St. Patrick Baston filed.
Dec 1 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 5 2017Rescheduled.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
Feb 6 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Mar 6 2017Petition DENIED Justice Thomas, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
 
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