Taylor v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on May 14, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-6392 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit erred when it affirmed the exclusion of the petitioner’s expert rebuttal testimony regarding his future dangerousness in violation of Kelly v. South Carolina, which recognized a capital defendant’s broad due process right to rebut any “implication” or “inference” of dangerousness “from the [government’s] evidence,” and misread the record, which plainly shows that the petitioner’s expert testimony would have rebutted not only the government’s evidence but also its summation arguments; and (2) whether, after the Supreme Court invalidated the definition of a “violent felony” in the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act in Johnson v. United States, the definition of a “crime of violence,” 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B), is unconstitutionally vague.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 18 2016Application (16A71) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 7, 2016 to October 6, 2016, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Jul 21 2016Application (16A71) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until October 6, 2016.
Oct 06 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 14, 2016)
Nov 09 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2016.
Dec 01 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 13, 2017.
Dec 22 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 13, 2017.
Feb 07 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 15, 2017.
Mar 07 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 14, 2017.
Apr 07 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 15, 2017.
May 11 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 14, 2017.
Jun 07 2017Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including June 30, 2017.
Jun 30 2017Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jul 18 2017Reply of petitioner Rejon Taylor filed. (Distributed)
Jul 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Apr 17 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 23 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.
May 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
May 14 2018Petition DENIED.
May 16 2018Petition for Rehearing filed.
May 22 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018Rehearing DENIED.
 
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