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Smith v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1089 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the jury should have been allowed to convict the defendants on the hypothetical existence of all of the elements of a conspiracy under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; and (2) whether the jury instruction – which, for example, asked the jury to find that “a conspirator was or would be employed by or associated with the enterprise” – violated the defendants’ right to free speech in violation of the First Amendment by punishing mere talk.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 02 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 9, 2022)
Mar 02 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 9, 2022 to April 8, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 03 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 8, 2022.
Mar 30 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 8, 2022 to May 9, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 31 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 9, 2022.
May 09 2022Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed. VIDED.
May 19 2022Reply of Jeff Garvin Smith, et al. submitted.