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Zupnik v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on December 6, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-171 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2021

Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b), which prohibits using a facility or means of interstate commerce to “persuade, induce, entice, or coerce” a minor to engage in any sexual activity that is forbidden by state law, sweeps in any conduct that simply attempts to cause commission of unlawful sexual activity (as the court below and some other Circuits have held), or whether the verbs also require something more—an effort by the defendant to transform the minor’s will, alter the minor’s mental state, or otherwise secure the minor’s assent (as several other Circuits have held).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 03 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 7, 2021)
Aug 16 2021Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Aug 18 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Aug 26 2021Response Requested. (Due September 27, 2021)
Sep 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 27, 2021 to October 27, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 23 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 27, 2021.
Oct 27 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Nov 10 2021Reply of petitioner Joel Zupnik filed.
Nov 16 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.
Dec 06 2021Petition DENIED.