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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.

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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?

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