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Jefferson v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on November 26, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-111 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 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.”

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 8 2012Application (11A1166) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 24, 2012 to July 25, 2012, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 8 2012Application (11A1166) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until July 25, 2012.
Jul 25 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 27, 2012)
Aug 21 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 26, 2012.
Sep 21 2012Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 26, 2012.
Oct 26 2012Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 5 2012Reply of petitioner William J. Jefferson filed. (Distributed)
Nov 26 2012Petition DENIED. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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