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Carr v. Kansas

Petition for certiorari denied on March 30, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-7327 Kan. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the retroactive elimination of felony murder as a lesser included offense of capital murder violates the Ex Post Facto Clause and the Eighth Amendment; (2) whether the Kansas Supreme Court applied the wrong standard of review in denying petitioner's claim that the trial court erred by denying his motion for change of venue; and (3) whether the Kansas Supreme Court violated the petitioner's right to due process under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments by identifying eight separate and distinct trial errors yet still affirming his convictions.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 18 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 5, 2015)
Nov 24 2014Waiver of right of respondent Kansas to respond filed.
Dec 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jan 6 2015Response Requested . (Due February 5, 2015)
Jan 26 2015Brief of respondent Kansas in opposition filed.
Feb 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.
Mar 30 2015Petition DENIED.