|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21-994||1st Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 21|
Issues: (1) Whether a non-physician may be convicted of conspiring with a physician to prescribe controlled substances outside the course of professional practice under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a) without regard to the non-physician’s understanding that the physician believed their prescribing to be within the usual course of professional practice; and (2) whether a federal court must grant a motion for judgment of acquittal when, after construing the evidence in the light most favorable to the government and considering both exculpatory and inculpatory inferences, the evidence of guilt and innocence is in equipoise.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 10 2021||Application (21A151) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 23, 2021 to January 10, 2022, submitted to Justice Breyer.|
|Nov 15 2021||Application (21A151) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until January 10, 2022.|
|Jan 10 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 14, 2022)|
|Feb 01 2022||Motion of United States for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (February 02, 2022 - Corrected motion to be filed)|
|Feb 03 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 14, 2022 to March 16, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 04 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 16, 2022.|
|Mar 10 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 16, 2022 to April 15, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 11 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 15, 2022.|
|Apr 04 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 15, 2022 to April 29, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 05 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 29, 2022.|
|Apr 29 2022||Brief of respondents United States in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|May 13 2022||Reply of petitioner John Kapoor filed. (Distributed)|
|May 17 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/2/2022.|
|Jun 06 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/9/2022.|
|Jun 13 2022||Petition DENIED.|
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JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
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