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Silver v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-60 2nd Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 20 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2020)
Aug 10 2020Waiver of right of respondent United States, et al. to respond filed.
Aug 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.
Aug 27 2020Response Requested. (Due September 28, 2020)
Sep 23 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 28, 2020 to October 28, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 24 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 28, 2020.
 
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