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Calhoun v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-6142 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether it is fundamental or structural error not amenable to meaningful review for the government to resort to racial prejudice or stereotypes as an indicia of guilt; (2) If it is not structural error, is it always plain error for the government to interject racial stereotypes into a trial in order to show the defendant’s guilt?

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 5 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 10, 2012)
Sep 13 2012Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Sep 20 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.
Sep 27 2012Response Requested . (Due October 29, 2012)
Oct 24 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2012.
Nov 28 2012Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Dec 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.
Jan 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Jan 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2013.
Feb 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Feb 19 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013Petition DENIED Statement of Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Breyer joins, respecting the denial of the petition for writ of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)