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Brown v. Haas

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-1373 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether a twenty-five month delay, during which the government negligently forgot about the defendant and lost important evidence, gives rise to a presumption of prejudice under Doggett v. United States; and (2) whether, to establish actual prejudice, a defendant must merely show that his defense was impaired as a result of the delay (as the Supreme Court, along with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits have held), or whether he must effectively demonstrate a likelihood that the outcome at trial would have been different but for the delay (as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th, 6th, and 7th Circuits have held).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 16 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 15, 2017)
May 30 2017Waiver of right of respondent Randall Haas, Warden to respond filed.
Jun 14 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Jun 19 2017Response Requested. (Due July 19, 2017)
Jul 14 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 18, 2017.
Aug 18 2017Brief of respondent Randall Haas, Warden in opposition filed.
Sep 01 2017Reply of petitioner Ryan Brown filed.
Sep 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Oct 02 2017Petition DENIED.