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Santos v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1418 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, if a physician’s good faith is a complete defense to a prosecution for prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose or outside the usual course of professional practice 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), as the Supreme Court may hold in Ruan v. United States, an expert may provide incorrect legal opinion testimony that the test is purely objective; and (2) whether, at sentencing, district courts may find relevant conduct that has a wag-the-dog effect on the guidelines calculation by using a mere preponderance-of-evidence standard (as four circuits have held), or whether they must instead apply a clear-and-convincing-evidence standard (as one circuit has held).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 09 2022Application (21A504) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 21, 2022 to May 20, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Mar 15 2022Application (21A504) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until April 20, 2022.
Apr 08 2022Application (21A504) to extend further the time from April 20, 2022 to May 20, 2022, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Apr 20 2022Application (21A504) denied by Justice Thomas.
Apr 20 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 3, 2022)
Jun 03 2022Memorandum of respondent United States filed.
Jun 22 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.
Jul 14 2022Response Requested. (Due August 15, 2022)
Jul 28 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 15, 2022 to September 14, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 01 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 14, 2022.
Sep 14 2022Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Sep 27 2022Reply of Medardo Queg Santos submitted.
Sep 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/14/2022.