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Caswell v. Colorado

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-831 Colo. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a prior misdemeanor conviction that elevates a subsequent offense from a misdemeanor to a felony is an element of the subsequent offense that must be found by a jury beyond a reasonable doubt under Apprendi v. New Jersey; and (2) whether this court should overrule Almendarez-Torres v. United States as inconsistent with the Sixth Amendment as understood in Apprendi and its progeny.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 15 2023Application (23A447) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 1, 2024 to February 16, 2024, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Nov 17 2023Application (23A447) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until January 31, 2024.
Jan 31 2024Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 4, 2024)
Feb 15 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 4, 2024 to April 18, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 16 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 18, 2024.
Mar 04 2024Brief amicus curiae of National Association for Public Defense filed.
Apr 08 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 18, 2024 to May 2, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 09 2024Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 2, 2024.
May 02 2024Brief of respondent Colorado in opposition filed.
May 20 2024Reply of petitioner Constance Eileen Caswell filed. (Distributed)
May 21 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2024.