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Chism v. California

Petition for certiorari denied on October 20, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-5442 Cal. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, when the California Supreme Court conducts comparative review on appeal from the denial of a motion brought pursuant to Batson v. Kentucky, its practice of seeking out reasons other than those stated by the prosecutor as a basis for affirming the trial court's ruling contravenes this Court's holdings in Miller-El v. Dretke, and other decisions.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 24 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 28, 2014)
Aug 27 2014Brief of respondent California in opposition filed.
Sep 11 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Sep 18 2014Record Requested .
Sep 23 2014Record received from the Supreme Court of California (3 boxes).
Sep 25 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 10, 2014.
Oct 14 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 17, 2014.
Oct 20 2014Petition DENIED.
Nov 18 2014The record has been returned to Supreme Court of California.