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DeCoster v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on May 22, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-877 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether the due process clause prohibits the imposition of a term of imprisonment as punishment for a supervisory liability offense, such as the one described in United States v. Park; and (2) whether Park and its precursor, United States v. Dotterweich, should be overruled.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 28 2016Application (16A530) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 29, 2016 to January 10, 2017, submitted to Justice Alito.
Nov 29 2016Application (16A530) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 10, 2017.
Jan 10 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 10, 2017)
Feb 2 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2017.
Feb 9 2017Brief amicus curiae of Washington Legal Foundation filed.
Feb 10 2017Brief amici curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Mar 7 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 12, 2017.
Apr 12 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 1 2017Reply of petitioners Austin DeCoster, aka Jack DeCoster, and Peter DeCoster, et al. filed.
May 2 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 18, 2017.
May 22 2017Petition DENIED.