|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-29||2d Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: (1) Whether, in a prosecution for insider trading under § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b), the relevant inside information must have been a “significant factor” in the defendant’s decision to buy or sell, or whether -- as the court below held -- mere “knowing possession” of inside information suffices for a criminal conviction; (2) whether, in a prosecution for insider trading under § 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78j(b), the “fiduciary duty” element must be proved under well-established principles of state law, or whether -- as the court below held -- courts may define and impose the applicable fiduciary duty as a matter of federal common law; and (3) whether exculpatory testimony given by a witness during a deposition in a closely related federal enforcement proceeding is admissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b) in a subsequent criminal trial when the witness is unavailable, or whether -- as the court below held -- such testimony may be excluded merely because it was given in a civil rather than criminal proceeding.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 8 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 11, 2014)|
|Jul 21 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Aug 6 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 10, 2014.|
|Aug 8 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Allan Horwich filed.|
|Aug 8 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Professor Stephen M. Bainbridge filed.|
|Sep 10 2014||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Sep 24 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.|
|Sep 24 2014||Reply of petitioner Douglas F. Whitman filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 8 2014||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 14 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2014.|
|Oct 16 2014||Rescheduled.|
|Oct 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.|
|Oct 30 2014||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 3 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.|
|Nov 10 2014||Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Scalia, with whom Justice Thomas joins, respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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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.
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