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Couch v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-7934 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 05 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 4, 2021)
May 27 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 4, 2021 to July 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
May 28 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 7, 2021.
Jul 07 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED
Jul 21 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Aug 31 2021Reply of petitioner John Patrick Couch filed. (Distributed)
Oct 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.
Oct 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.