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Buffin v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-53 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

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.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 9 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 12, 2013)
Aug 6 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 11, 2013.
Sep 11 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Sep 25 2013Reply of petitioner Donald Maynard Buffin, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 15 2013Petition DENIED.
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