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Bess v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-489 C.A.A.F. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether 10 U.S.C. § 825, which allows a military commander to hand select members to sit on a general court-martial panel, as applied in Pedro Bess’ case — in which an all-white panel convicted a Black defendant of sexual misconduct against a white woman — violates the Fifth Amendment; and (2) whether the lower court erred in declining to remand Bess' case for additional factfinding.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 09 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2020)
Nov 10 2020Motion of United States for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (November 13, 2020 - corrected letter to be submitted)
Nov 13 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 16, 2020 to December 16, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 16 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 16, 2020.
Nov 30 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 16, 2020 to February 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 01 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 16, 2021.
Feb 05 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 16, 2021 to March 18, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 08 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 18, 2021.
Mar 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 18, 2021 to April 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 03 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 19, 2021.
Apr 12 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 19, 2021 to May 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 19, 2021.