Nos. 20-1410 and 21-5261.

142 S.Ct. 2370 (2022)

Xiulu RUAN, Petitioner v. UNITED STATES. Shakeel Kahn, Petitioner v. United States.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 27, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lawrence S. Robbins , for petitioner in No. 20-1410.

Beau B. Brindley , Chicago, IL, for petitioner in No. 21-5261.

General Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor, for respondent.

Lawrence S. Robbins , Counsel of Record, William J. Trunk , Jeffrey C. Thalhofer , Carolyn M. Forstein , Leslie C. Esbrook , Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck & Untereiner LLP, Washington, DC, for Petitioner in No. 20-1410.

Elizabeth B. Prelogar , Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. , Assistant Attorney General, Eric J. Feigin , Deputy Solicitor General, Nicole Frazer Reaves , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Joshua K. Handell , David M. Lieberman , Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Respondent.

Beau B. Brindley , Counsel of Record, Blair T. Westover , Law Offices of Beau B. Brindley, Chicago, IL, for Petitioner in No. 21-5261.

A provision of the Controlled Substances Act, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 841, makes it a federal crime, "[e]xcept as authorized[,]... for any person knowingly or intentionally... to manufacture, distribute, or dispense ... a controlled substance...


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