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Roberson v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2022

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-605 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issues: (1) Whether, in a bribery prosecution based on issue-advocacy payments that would otherwise enjoy First Amendment protection, the government must prove that the payments were explicitly linked to official action; and (2) whether a jury must be instructed that merely “expressing support” for a policy cannot support conviction under the federal bribery laws.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 22 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 26, 2021)
Nov 16 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 26, 2021 to December 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 18 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 27, 2021.
Dec 23 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED.
Jan 11 2022Reply of petitioner David Lynn Roberson filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Feb 22 2022Petition DENIED.