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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Missouri v. McNeal

Petition for certiorari denied on May 19, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-963 Mo. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether, contrary to Strickland v. Washington -- which stated that a reviewing court must presume that the jury followed the law in rendering its verdict -- a claim of Strickland prejudice can be predicated upon the possibility that the jury might not have followed the law in finding the defendant guilty of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 10 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 14, 2014)
Feb 21 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 14, 2014.
Apr 3 2014Brief of respondent David A. McNeal in opposition filed.
Apr 21 2014Reply of petitioner Missouri filed.
Apr 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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