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Salman v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-628 9th Cir. Oct 5, 2016
Tr.Aud.
Dec 6, 2016 8-0 Alito OT 2016

Holding: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit properly applied the court's decision in Dirks v. Securities and Exchange Commission to affirm Bassam Salman's conviction because, under Dirks, the jury could infer that Salman's tipper personally benefited from making a gift of confidential information to a trading relative.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on December 6, 2016.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 10 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 14, 2015)
Dec 14 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 21 2015Reply of petitioner Bassam Yacoub Salman filed.
Dec 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Feb 9 2016The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 6, 2016.
Feb 9 2016The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 1, 2016.
Apr 27 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
May 6 2016Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
May 6 2016Brief of petitioner Bassam Y. Salman filed.
May 13 2016Brief amicus curiae of The NYU Center on the Administration of Criminal Law in support of neither party filed.
May 13 2016Brief amicus curiae of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in support of neither party filed.
May 13 2016Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers filed.
May 13 2016Brief amicus curiae of Mark Cuban filed.
May 13 2016Brief amicus curiae of Daryl M. Payton filed.
May 13 2016Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Jul 13 2016SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Jul 22 2016Record requested from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Jul 23 2016Record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit is electronic and located on PACAER.
Jul 23 2016Record received from U.S.D.C. of California Northern District of San Francisco is electronic. This record is SEALED.
Jul 28 2016Record received from U.S.D.C. Northern District of California, this record is SEALED. 1 Box.
Aug 1 2016Brief of respondent United States filed.
Aug 8 2016Brief amicus curiae of Richard D. Freer filed. (Distributed)
Aug 8 2016Brief amicus curiae of Occupy the SEC (OSEC) filed. (Distributed)
Aug 9 2016CIRCULATED
Aug 31 2016Reply of petitioner Bassam Yacoub Salman filed. (Distributed)
Oct 5 2016Argued. For petitioner: Alexandra A. E. Shapiro, New York, N. Y. For respondent: Michael R. Dreeben, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Dec 6 2016Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jan 9 2017JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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