Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Estate of Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1252 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, in a federal jury case, a district judge's procedural failure to make detailed findings under Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals regarding important expert testimony requires the appellate court to order a new trial, regardless of whether there was actually any substantive error in the expert testimony heard or not heard by the jury.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 15 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 19, 2014)
May 1 2014Waiver of right of respondent Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. to respond filed.
May 19 2014Brief of respondent AstenJohnson, Inc. in opposition filed.
Jun 2 2014Reply of petitioners Estate of Henry Barabin, et al. filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 13 2014Response Requested from Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc.. (Due July 14, 2014)
Jul 11 2014Brief of respondent Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc. in opposition filed.
Jul 28 2014Reply of petitioners Estate of Henry Barabin, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jul 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
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