Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

King v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 11, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-959 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2011

Issue: (1) Whether, when a false statement is made to an individual who has no connection whatsoever to the federal government, the false statement is nonetheless made in a “matter within the jurisdiction” of the United States, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001, if the subject matter of the statement involves issues over which the federal government may exercise regulatory authority; and (2) whether the government exceeds its power under the Commerce Clause when it criminalizes underground injections of clean water into intrastate aquifers with no connection to underground sources of drinking water.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

King v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-10489 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a defendant’s maximum term of supervised release serves as a cumulative maximum on the length of imprisonment available following revocation of supervised release?

Briefs and Documents

Certiorari-stage documents

  • Featured Posts

  • Email Digest Sign-Up

  • Merits Case Pages and Archives

Term Snapshot
  • This Week at the Court

    On Tuesday the court released orders from the February 16 conference. On Wednesday the court released its opinions in Murphy v. SmithRubin v. Islamic Republic of IranClass v. United States and Digital Realty Trust v. Somers. The justices heard oral argument on Tuesday in Currier v. Virginia and City of Hays v. Vogt and on Wednesday in Rosales-Mireles v. United States and Dahda v. United States. The calendar for the February sitting is available on the court's website. On Friday the justices met for their February 23 conference; our list of "petitions to watch" for that conference is available at this link.
  • Recent Decisions

    • Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran Section 1610(g) of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 does not provide a freestanding basis for parties holding a judgment under Section 1605A to attach and execute against the property of a foreign state; rather, for Section 1610(g) to apply, the immunity of the property at issue must be rescinded under a separate provision within Section 1610.
    • Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers The anti-retaliation provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not extend to an individual who has not reported a violation of the securities laws to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Class v. United States A guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of the statute of conviction on direct appeal.
    • Murphy v. Smith In cases governed by 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(d), district courts must apply as much of a judgment in a federal civil rights suit as necessary, up to 25 percent, to satisfy an award of attorney’s fees.
    see all this Term’s cases »
  • Upcoming Petitions

      Conference of February 23, 2018
    • McLaughlin v. McLaughlin Whether the Arizona Supreme Court erred when it held that a biology-based paternity statute violates the Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court's decisions in Obergefell v. Hodges and Pavan v. Smith.
    • United States v. Jackson Whether the definition of the term “crime of violence” in 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B) is unconstitutionally vague.

    More Petitions »

  • Recent Special Features

  • Statistical Snapshot

    Cases argued 29
    Cases decided 4
    Summary reversals 3
    Merits cases granted to date 63
    see all »
  • Live Blog Archives

  • Twitter Feed

  • Download our App in the Apple Store

  • First Mondays see all

  • Videos see all

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in a conversation with Kenji Yoshino as part of an annual speaker series at the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at NYU School of Law.

  • Peabody Award

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

  • Sigma Delta Chi

    Sigma Delta Chi

    Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • National Press Club Award

    National Press Club Award

    Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • Silver Gavel Award

    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

    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.

  • Webby Award

    Webby Award

    Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.