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Jones v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1092 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 514(a) — which prohibits the use of “any false or fictitious instrument, document, or other item appearing, representing, purporting, or contriving through scheme or artifice, to be an actual [government] security or other financial instrument” — prohibits only the use of nonexistent types of documents and instruments (as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th Circuits have held), or whether it also covers the use of fake versions of actual, existing types of documents and instruments (as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 11th and, in this case, 2nd Circuit have held).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 05 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 15, 2021)
Mar 09 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 15, 2021 to April 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 10 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 14, 2021.
Mar 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 14, 2021 to May 14, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 23 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 14, 2021.
May 14 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 31 2021Reply of petitioner Brandon Jones filed. (Distributed)
Jun 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/17/2021.