No. 16-1144.

138 S.Ct. 1101 (2018)

Carlo J. MARINELLO, II, Petitioner v. UNITED STATES.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 21, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Matthew S. Hellman , Washington, DC, for Petitioner.

Robert A. Parker , Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Joseph M. LaTona , Buffalo, NY, David A. Strauss , Sarah M. Konsky , Jenner & Block, Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, Matthew S. Hellman , David Bitkower , Michael E. Stewart , Corinne M. Smith , Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC, Geoffrey M. Davis , Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner.

Noel J. Francisco , Solicitor General, David A. Hubbert , Acting Assistant Attorney General, Michael R. Dreeben , Deputy Solicitor General, Robert A. Parker , Assistant to the Solicitor, General, S. Robert Lyons , Stanley J. Okula, Jr. , Gregory Victor Davis , Gregory S. Knapp , Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

A clause in § 7212(a) of the Internal Revenue Code makes it a felony "corruptly or by force" to "endeavo[r] to obstruct or imped[e] the due administration of this title." 26 U.S.C. § 7212(a). The question here concerns the breadth of that statutory phrase. Does it cover virtually all governmental...


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