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Lacaze v. Louisiana

Pending petition

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Issues: (1) Whether the district court judge’s failure to recuse himself – or even disclose his involvement with the police investigation relating to the likely murder weapon in this case – violated the petitioner’s rights under the due process clause; (2) whether, under McDonough Power Equipment, Inc. v. Greenwood, demonstrating “a valid basis for a challenge for cause” requires a showing that the juror would have been subject to mandatory disqualification, or whether it requires that a reasonable judge would have granted a challenge for cause; and (3) whether the McDonough test applies only to a juror’s deliberate concealment, or whether it also applies to misleading omissions.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 17 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 18, 2018)
May 30 2018Waiver of right of respondent Louisiana to respond filed.
Jun 04 2018Brief amici curiae of Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jun 04 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Ethics Bureau at Yale filed.
Jun 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 11 2018Response Requested. (Due July 11, 2018)
Jun 18 2018Amicus brief of National Jury Project submitted.
Term Snapshot