|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-60||2nd Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: Whether a public official can be convicted of bribery absent proof of an agreed exchange with the alleged bribe payor, based solely on his unexpressed, unilateral state of mind when receiving a benefit; (2) whether a conviction for Hobbs Act extortion can be based on a theory of simple bribery; and (3) whether, if the government elects not to argue harmless error, a court of appeals may raise harmless error sua sponte, without providing the defendant any opportunity to be heard on the issue.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 20 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2020)|
|Aug 10 2020||Waiver of right of respondent United States, et al. to respond filed.|
|Aug 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Aug 27 2020||Response Requested. (Due September 28, 2020)|
|Sep 23 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 28, 2020 to October 28, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 24 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 28, 2020.|
|Oct 26 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 28, 2020 to October 30, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 28 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 30, 2020.|
|Oct 30 2020||Brief of respondents United States, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 16 2020||Reply of petitioner Sheldon Silver filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 17 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Dec 07 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.|
|Jan 04 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.|
|Jan 11 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.|
|Jan 19 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.|
|Jan 25 2021||Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Wait wut.. RBG ghost-wrote the equal protection bits of Obergefell?!
And I learned this on @SCOTUSblog’s TikTok?! https://www.tiktok.com/@scotusblog/video/6922179577724931333
"This is not our first commission rodeo” says Levy. 😉
Love this write up of the @BrookingsInst's panel yesterday with @Susan_Hennessey, @danepps,@cdkang76, and @mollyereynolds.
Thanks, @SCOTUSblog and Kalvis Golde!
Spilling SCOTUS tea on TikTok today. Well, actually, @eskridgebill spilled the tea, we just tok’d about it. 🍵
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
Justices vacate rulings on Trump and emoluments - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court on Monday morning released orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 22. The justices once again did not ac...
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.
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