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Rippo v. Baker

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-6316 Nev. Not Argued Mar 6, 2017 n/a Per Curiam OT 2016

Holding: In reviewing Michael Rippo's application for state postconviction relief -- contending under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment that his trial judge, the target of a federal bribery probe, could not have impartially adjudicated the case -- the Nevada Supreme Court did not ask the question required by precedent: whether, considering all the circumstances alleged, the risk of bias was too high to be constitutionally tolerable.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on March 6, 2017.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 4 2016Application (16A133) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 17, 2016 to October 3, 2016, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Aug 9 2016Application (16A133) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until October 3, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 4, 2016)
Nov 2 2016Brief of respondent Renee Baker, Warden in opposition filed.
Nov 15 2016Reply of petitioner Michael Damon Rippo filed. (Distributed)
Nov 16 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2016.
Nov 23 2016Record Requested .
Dec 6 2016Record received from the Supreme Court of Nevada. The record is electronic.
Dec 8 2016Record received from the Eighth Judicial District Court, Las Vegas, NV. The record is electronic and portions are SEALED.
Dec 15 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 19, 2017.
Feb 6 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Mar 6 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
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