|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the trial court erred by conflating the valid defense of a crime as an element of that crime in its instruction to the jury regarding a physician alleged to have violated 21 U.S.C. § 841(a); and (2) whether the trial court erred by not explaining or adequately defining “good faith” in its instructions to the jury regarding a Controlled Substances Act case involving a physician.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 05 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 4, 2021)|
|May 27 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 4, 2021 to July 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 28 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 7, 2021.|
|Jul 07 2021||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED|
|Jul 21 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
|Aug 31 2021||Reply of petitioner John Patrick Couch filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.|
|Oct 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.|
|Oct 25 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.|
|Nov 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/5/2021.|
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