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Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.
Jefferson v. United States
Petition for certiorari denied on November 26, 2012
Issue: Whether the Fourth Circuit, in conflict with this Court’s decision in United States v. Sun-Diamond Growers of California and the D.C. Circuit’s en banc decision in Valdes v. United States, correctly affirmed petitioner’s convictions, which rested on a jury instruction defining “official acts” as any and all activities that are “part [of] a
public official’s position” based on “settled practice.”