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Yates v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-7451 11th Cir. Nov 5, 2014
TBD TBD TBD OT 2014

Issue: Whether Mr. Yates was deprived of fair notice that destruction of fish would fall within the purview of 18 U.S.C. § 1519, which makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object” with the intent to impede or obstruct an investigation, where the term “tangible object” is ambiguous and undefined in the statute, and unlike the nouns accompanying “tangible object” in section 1519, possesses no record-keeping, documentary, or informational content or purpose.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 13 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 20, 2013)
Nov 26 2013Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Dec 5 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 10, 2014.
Jan 6 2014Response Requested . (Due February 5, 2014)
Jan 28 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 7, 2014.
Feb 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Cause of Action filed.
Feb 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Mar 5 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 14, 2014.
Mar 14 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Mar 28 2014Reply of petitioner John L. Yates filed.
Apr 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014Motion to proceed in forma pauperis Granted. Petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 15 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 30, 2014.
May 15 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 19, 2014.
May 28 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Jun 30 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
Jun 30 2014Brief of petitioner John L. Yates filed.
Jul 3 2014Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America & National Association of Manufacturers filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amici curiae of Eighteen Criminal Law Professors filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amici curiae of Cause of Action, et al. filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of The Honorable Michael Oxley filed.
Jul 7 2014Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Aug 19 2014Brief of respondent United States filed.
Sep 4 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
Sep 8 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit.
Sep 8 2014Record received from U.S.C.A 11th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.
Sep 18 2014Reply of petitioner John L. Yates filed. (Distributed)
Sep 19 2014CIRCULATED
 
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