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Runyon v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-254 4th Cir TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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.”

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.
 
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