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Ring v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1462 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether a defendant can be convicted of the offense of honest-services-fraud-by-bribery as defined in this Court’s decision in United States v. Skilling, in the absence of a quid pro quo bribery agreement; and (2) whether the First Amendment permits jurors to consider evidence of a lobbyist’s legal campaign contributions, permissibly made to express appreciation toward and provide election assistance to political officials, as probative of whether the lobbyist engaged in corruption by putting other things of value to similar use.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 17 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 17, 2013)
Jul 10 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 16, 2013.
Jul 17 2013Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jul 17 2013Brief amici curiae of Center for Competitive Politics, and Professor Ronald D. Rotunda filed.
Aug 16 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 30 2013Reply of petitioner Kevin A. Ring filed.
Sep 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.