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Wright v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on May 21, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1059 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to confrontation is violated when the trial court prevents a defendant from cross-examining a government witness regarding the mandatory life sentence he would have faced absent cooperation in order to prevent the jury from inferring the defendant’s likely life sentence.

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 06 2017Application (17A510) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 6, 2017 to November 13, 2017, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Nov 08 2017Application (17A510) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until November 13, 2017.
Nov 13 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 28, 2018)
Feb 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 28, 2018 to March 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 23 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 30, 2018.
Mar 29 2018Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Apr 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
Apr 18 2018Reply of petitioner Max Julian Wright filed. (Distributed)
May 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.
May 21 2018Petition DENIED.
 
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