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Davis v. Montana

Petition for certiorari denied on January 17, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-123 Mont. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 16

Issue: Whether a criminal defendant charged with an offense punishable by incarceration is denied due process when he is tried by a non-lawyer judge and when the defendant has no opportunity for a de novo trial before a judge who is a lawyer.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 25, 2016)
Aug 8 2016Waiver of right of respondent Montana to respond filed.
Aug 24 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Sep 12 2016Response Requested . (Due October 12, 2016)
Sep 21 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 14, 2016.
Oct 12 2016Brief amicus curiae of A.J.Z. Law Firm filed.
Nov 14 2016Brief of respondent Montana in opposition filed.
Nov 22 2016Reply of petitioner Kelly Davis filed.
Nov 30 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 17 2017Petition DENIED.