And yesterday the court heard oral argument in Burrage v. United States, a case with some relevance perhaps to military justice.
Here’s SCOTUSBlog’s QP.
(1) Whether the crime of distribution of drugs causing death under 21 U.S.C. § 841 is a strict liability crime, without a foreseeability or proximate cause requirement; and (2) whether a person can be convicted for distribution of heroin causing death utilizing jury instructions which allow a conviction when the heroin that was distributed “contributed to,” death by “mixed drug intoxication,” but was not the sole cause of death of a person.
Here’s the transcript.