|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)|
NEW: SCOTUS agrees to take up NINE new cases, including Gonzalez v. Google, involving the scope of tech companies' immunity under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The order list is not yet posted on the court's website, but here is a link: https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/100322ZOR.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: It's the opening day of the 2022-23 term. At 9:30 a.m. EDT, the court will issue orders, which may include cert grants from last week's "long conference." Then, at 10, the court will hear two arguments as Ketanji Brown Jackson takes the bench for the first time.
Goodbye SCOTUS, a fond farewell . . .
Goodbye SCOTUS, A Fond Farewell - Art Lien, Courtartist
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And then there were four. (Photo from before yesterday's investiture of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, by the Supreme Court of the United States.)
Art Lien, AKA @Courtartist, retired over the summer after 45 years drawing the Supreme Court. For the last nine of those years, Art worked for SCOTUSblog. We're honoring his journalism with a retrospective on his work. Trust us, it's a feast for the eyes:
Forty-five years of visual journalism from a supremely talented court artist - SCOTUSblog
For 45 years, Arthur Lien witnessed, sketched, and recorded for posterity some of the Supreme Court's most historic ...
Justice Jackson's investiture ceremony has concluded. After the ceremony, she took the traditional walk down the court's front steps, accompanied by the chief justice. She also shared a moment with her husband, Patrick, on the plaza after the ceremony. Photos by @katieleebarlow.
Today at SCOTUS: The investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman to serve as a justice. Jackson was sworn in over the summer, so the investiture is purely ceremonial. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris reportedly are expected to attend the invite-only event at the court.