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Warger v. Shauers

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-517 8th Cir. Oct 8, 2014
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Dec 8, 2014 9-0 Sotomayor OT 2014

Holding: Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which provides that certain juror testimony about events in the jury room is not admissible “during an inquiry into the validity of a verdict,” precludes a party seeking a new trial from using one juror’s affidavit of what another juror said in deliberations to demonstrate the other juror’s dishonesty during voir dire.

Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on December 8, 2014.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 22 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2013)
Nov 12 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 26, 2013.
Dec 19 2013Brief of respondent Randy D. Shauers in opposition filed.
Jan 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 8 2014Reply of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed. (Distributed)
Jan 21 2014Record Requested .
Jan 30 2014Record received from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit (1 envelope).
Feb 3 2014Record received from the U.S.D.C. South Dakota (1 box).
Feb 5 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014Petition GRANTED.
Mar 28 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Apr 7 2014The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 27, 2014.
Apr 7 2014The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 6, 2014.
May 27 2014Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)
May 27 2014Brief of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed.
Jun 3 2014Brief amici curiae of Professors of Law filed.
Jun 3 2014Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Jul 9 2014Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.
Jul 17 2014Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. 1 envelope.
Jul 21 2014SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Aug 6 2014Brief of respondent Randy D. Shauers filed.
Aug 11 2014Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.
Aug 12 2014Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)
Aug 13 2014Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.
Aug 13 2014Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 14 2014CIRCULATED.
Sep 5 2014Reply of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed. (Distributed)
Oct 2 2014Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Oct 8 2014Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Sheila L. Birnbaum, New York, N. Y.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Dec 9 2014Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Jan 12 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jan 20 2015Record returned for U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (1 Box)
Jan 20 2015Record returned for U.S.D.C. District of South Dakota Western Division. (1 Envelope)
 
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