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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Voorhees v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-795 C.A.A.F. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the principle that criminal statutes must contain a mens rea element, with the exception of strict liability offenses, applies to criminal prosecutions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, when the underlying statute at issue, 10 U.S.C. § 933, contains no mens rea element and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces held below that only a general intent is required using an objective, versus subjective, standard, i.e., negligence, and thus that no mens rea element need be instructed to the jury, even when the “conduct” alleged to be criminal is facially noncriminal.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 18 2019Application (19A441) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 6, 2019 to December 23, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 23 2019Application (19A441) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 23, 2019.
Dec 20 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 21, 2020)
Jan 14 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 21, 2020 to February 20, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 15 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 20, 2020.
 
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