statutory interpretation

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Issue

Is the recommendation of an attorney considered "property" which can be extorted for purposes of federal anti-extortion law?

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Facts

The New York State Comptroller is the sole trustee for the Common Retirement Fund (“Fund...

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, State Farm Fire & Casualty Company (“State Farm”) participated in the National Flood Insurance Program’s “Write Your Own” Program. See United States ex rel. Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company,...

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In September 2007, John Sturgeon was operating a state-registered hovercraft to access moose-hunting grounds surrounding the Nation River in the Yukon-Charley National Preserve in Alaska. Sturgeon v. Masica, 768 F.3d 1066, 1070 (9th Cir. 2014)....

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Inforocket.Com, Inc. (“Inforocket”) was the original licensee of Patent No. 5,818,836 (“the ‘836 patent”). Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, v. Ingenio, Inc., Yellowpages.com, LLC at 3. In 2001, Inforocket filed suit against Keen, Inc. (“Keen”) alleging...

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Jorge Luna Torres, a native and citizen of the Dominican Republic and a lawful permanent resident of the United States, plead guilty to and was convicted of attempted third-degree arson in violation of New York State Penal Law §§ 110.00 and 150.10 in...

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Facts

In 2001, Respondent James Alvin Castleman pled guilty, in Tennessee state court, to one count of misdemeanor domestic assault in violation of Tennessee Code § 39-13-111(b). United States v. Castleman, 695 F.3d 582, 583 (6th Cir. 2012). One way a...

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Beginning on June 16, 2014, Respondents Maurice Davis and Andre Levon Glover (“Davis and Glover”) conducted four robberies in and around Dallas, Texas over the course of several days. Brief for Petitioner, United States at 3, 6. In every robbery, the...

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The Respondent in this case is Marlene June. See Brief for Petitioner, the United States of America, at II. She brought suit on behalf of her grandchild, the surviving child of her deceased son Andrew Edward Booth. See id. In February of 2005, Booth...

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The Respondents, Joseph Olson and Javier Vargas, were injured on January 31, 2000 while working at the Mission Mine, an underground copper mine operated by ASARCO, Inc., in Sahuarito, Arizona. Brief for Respondents at 1, United States v. Olson, U.S. (...

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Petitioner Wachovia Bank National Association ("Wachovia") is a national banking association with its main office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Respondent Daniel Schmidt is a citizen of South Carolina who used Wachovia as his personal and business...

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