|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a physician alleged to have prescribed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice may be convicted of unlawful distribution under 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) without regard to whether, in good faith, he “reasonably believed” or “subjectively intended” that his prescriptions fall within that course of professional practice.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 05 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 7, 2021)|
|Apr 27 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 7, 2021 to June 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Apr 28 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 7, 2021.|
|May 07 2021||Brief amici curiae of Professors of Health Law and Policy filed.|
|May 27 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 7, 2021 to July 7, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 28 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 7, 2021.|
|Jul 07 2021||Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed. VIDED.|
|Jul 20 2021||Reply of petitioner Xiulu Ruan filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 21 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.|
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Can modern art shed new light on landmark Supreme Court rulings? A recent book says yes. Artist Xavier Cortada created 10 paintings depicting SCOTUS cases, and scholars used the paintings to re-examine each case's legacy. Here's @amanda_frost1's review:
The art of justice: Re-examining landmark Supreme Court cases through expressionist paintings - SCOTUSblog
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NEW: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on Biden's nomination of Elizabeth Prelogar to be solicitor general, the federal government's top lawyer at the Supreme Court.
In separate remarks on Sunday, two justices argued that SCOTUS is not a political body.
Justice Barrett did so in a speech in Kentucky, after being introduced by Mitch McConnell:
Justice Breyer did so in an interview on Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/supreme-court-justice-stephen-breyer-political-reforms
Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court
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SCOTUS provides instructions to the parties in the case of John Ramirez, the death-row inmate who has requested that his pastor be permitted to lay hands on him and pray out loud in the death chamber.
#SCOTUS issued a Friday-night order outlining specific questions for inmate John Ramirez & Texas to address in their briefing in his case, which is scheduled for argument in November. The Court put Ramirez's execution on hold earlier this week: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/091021zr_ap6c.pdf