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Rosales-Mireles v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-9493 5th Cir. Feb 21, 2018

Issue: Whether, in order to meet the standard for plain error review set forth by the Supreme Court in United States v. Olano that "[t]he Court of Appeals should correct a plain forfeited error affecting substantial rights if the error ‘seriously affect[s] the fairness, integrity, or public reputation of judicial proceedings,’” it is necessary, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit required, that the error be one that “would shock the conscience of the common man, serve as a powerful indictment against our system of justice, or seriously call into question the competence or integrity of the district judge.”

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 05 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 10, 2017)
Jul 07 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 9, 2017.
Aug 09 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 22 2017Reply of petitioner Florencio Rosales-Mireles filed. (Distributed)
Aug 24 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Sep 28 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Nov 09 2017The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 29, 2017.
Nov 09 2017The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 10, 2018.
Nov 29 2017Joint appendix filed. (Statement of cost filed.)
Nov 29 2017Brief of petitioner Rosales-Mireles, Florencio filed.
Dec 05 2017Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Dec 20 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Jan 10 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Jan 10 2018Brief of respondent United States filed. (Distributed)
Feb 09 2018Reply of petitioner Rosales-Mireles, Florencio filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2018Argued. For petitioner: Kristin L. Davidson, Assistant Federal Public Defender for Western Dist. of Tex., San Antonio, Tex. For respondent: Jonathan Ellis, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
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