Issue: (1) Whether the Sixth Circuit, in addressing an issue that has deeply divided the federal courts of appeals following this Court’s decision in United States v. Santos erred in defining “proceeds” in 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1) as profits for purposes of Section 1956(a)(1)(A)(i), but “receipts” in the context of Section 1956(a)(1)(B)(i); and (2) whether the Sixth Circuit erred not only in applying the concurrent-sentence doctrine, in conflict with the Ninth Circuit’s conclusion that the doctrine is invalid, but also in creating a new divide in the circuits by concluding the doctrine applies even to convictions the government concedes are invalid.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect additional orders from the November 25 Conference. (Lyle covered the grants that were issued after that Conference last Tuesday.) Monday is also the first day of the Court's December sitting. The hearing list is here. On Tuesday we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging here shortly before 10.
King v. Burwell Availability of federal tax subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange operated by the federal government
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Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
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