Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.

Rutgerson v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-759 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a defendant “induce[s]" the assent of another person, within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. § 2422, where the defendant accepts the request of the other person, who has already assented to the course of conduct prior to and independent of any action by the defendant; and (2) whether the court of appeals correctly applied the harmless-error doctrine to the exclusion of evidence of a government investigation showing the petitioner's lack of interest in sex involving any underage person prior to contact with the government, where the petitioner's lack of predisposition was essential to his entrapment defense.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 12 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 13, 2017)
Jan 5 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 13, 2017.
Feb 10 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 15, 2017.
Term Snapshot