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Editor's Note :

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Runyon v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on October 6, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-254 4th Cir N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether, in order to demonstrate that evidentiary errors in a capital sentencing proceeding were harmless, the government must establish that the errors did not affect the verdict of the jury that actually heard the case or whether the government may instead meet its burden by demonstrating that such errors would not have affected a hypothetical, reasonable jury; and (2) whether, under the cumulative error doctrine, a reviewing court must reverse if the government cannot establish that preserved errors are harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, or is reversal required only if the errors “so fatally infect[ed] the trial that they violated the trial’s fundamental fairness.”

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
May 17 2013Application (12A1111) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 23, 2013 to August 22, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
May 21 2013Application (12A1111) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 22, 2013.
Aug 21 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2013)
Sep 17 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 23, 2013.
Oct 23 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 22, 2013.
Nov 21 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 23, 2013.
Dec 18 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 22, 2014.
Jan 22 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 21, 2014.
Feb 21 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 24, 2014.
Mar 24 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 23, 2014.
Apr 14 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 23, 2014.
May 22 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 23, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including July 23, 2014.
Jul 21 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including August 1, 2014.
Aug 1 2014Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 18 2014Reply of petitioner David Anthony Runyon filed. (Distributed)
Aug 20 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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