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Dassey v. Dittmann

Petition for certiorari denied on June 25, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1172 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Issue: Whether the Wisconsin Court of Appeals unreasonably applied the Supreme Court’s precedent when it held that a confession made by a juvenile with significant intellectual and social limitations was voluntary—and, if so, whether on de novo review the confession was involuntary.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 20 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 26, 2018)
Feb 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 26, 2018 to May 10, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 27 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Michael A. Dittmann.
Feb 28 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 10, 2018.
Mar 16 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Brendan Dassey.
Mar 22 2018Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed.
Mar 26 2018Brief amici curiae of Professors of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, et al. filed.
Mar 26 2018Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Prosecutors filed.
Mar 26 2018Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed.
Mar 26 2018Brief amici curiae of Independent Law Enforcement Instructors and Consultants filed.
Mar 26 2018Brief amicus curiae of Innocence Network filed.
May 10 2018Brief of respondent Michael A. Dittmann in opposition filed.
May 25 2018Reply of petitioner Brendan Dassey filed.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
Jun 12 2018Rescheduled.
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 25 2018Petition DENIED.
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