Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Martinez v. Illinois

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-5967 Ill. Not Argued May 27, 2014 TBD Per Curiam OT 2013

Issue: Whether a defendant is acquitted for purposes of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, where a court grants a motion for directed verdict after the prosecution refuses to present any evidence at trial to the empaneled and sworn jury.

Judgment: Granted, reversed in a per curiam opinion on May 27, 2014.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 16 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 20, 2013)
Aug 28 2013Waiver of right of respondent Illinois to respond filed.
Sep 12 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Sep 20 2013Response Requested . (Due October 21, 2013)
Oct 16 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 20, 2013.
Dec 20 2013Brief of respondent Illinois in opposition filed.
Dec 30 2013Reply of petitioner Esteban Martinez filed.
Jan 9 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 24 2014Record Requested .
Feb 5 2014Received record from the Supreme Court of Illinois (1 envelope).
Feb 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 11 2014Received record from the State of Illinois Appellate Court Second District (1 envelope).
Feb 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014Record received from the Kane County Circuit Court, State of Illinois (1 envelope).
Mar 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 7, 2014.
Mar 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.
Mar 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 28, 2014.
Mar 31 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 4, 2014.
Apr 7 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2014.
Apr 28 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 2, 2014.
May 5 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 22, 2014.
May 27 2014Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Jun 23 2014Petition for Rehearing filed.
Jun 26 2014DISTRIBUTED.
Jul 21 2014The petitioner is requested to file a response to the petition for rehearing within 30 days.
Aug 5 2014Response to petition for rehearing from petitioner filed.
Aug 13 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
 
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