Filson v. Tarango

Petition for certiorari denied on April 24, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1000 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issues: (1) Whether allegations of extraneous juror contact arising post-verdict can compel a trial court to question a juror about his subjective mindset in addressing the possibility of any prejudice; and (2) whether an external contact with the jury requires a court to apply a presumption of prejudice, whether or not the contact was intentional, involved in a verbal communication, concerns a matter pending before the jury, or whether or not the court even knows what actually transpired.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 1 2016Application (16A549) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 15, 2016 to February 13, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Dec 7 2016Application (16A549) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until February 13, 2017.
Feb 13 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2017)
Mar 20 2017Brief of respondent Manuel Tarango, Jr. in opposition filed.
Mar 20 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Manuel Tarango, Jr.
Mar 20 2017Brief amici curiae of Michigan and Nine other States filed.
Apr 3 2017Reply of petitioners Timothy Filson, Warden, et al. filed.
Apr 5 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 24 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this motion.
Apr 24 2017Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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