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Denezpi v. United States

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-7622 10th Cir. Feb 22, 2022 TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Court of Indian Offenses of Ute Mountain Ute Agency is a federal agency such that Merle Denezpi’s conviction in that court barred his subsequent prosecution in a United States district court for a crime arising out of the same incident.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 26 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 30, 2021)
Apr 05 2021Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Apr 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.
Apr 19 2021Response Requested. (Due May 19, 2021)
May 12 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 19, 2021 to June 18, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
May 13 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 18, 2021.
Jun 15 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 18, 2021 to July 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 16 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including July 19, 2021.
Jul 19 2021Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 05 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/27/2021.
Oct 04 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/8/2021.
Oct 12 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.
Oct 18 2021Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Nov 18 2021Joint motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Nov 18 2021Joint motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 7, 2021. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 11, 2022.
Dec 07 2021Brief of petitioner Merle Denezpi filed.
Dec 07 2021Joint appendix filed.
Dec 14 2021Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Dec 17 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Dec 21 2021Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit.
Jan 11 2022Brief of respondent United States filed.
Jan 18 2022CIRCULATED
Jan 18 2022Brief amici curiae of Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2022Brief amici curiae of National Indigenous Women's Resource Center and the National Congress of American Indians filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2022Brief amici curiae of Former United States Attorneys John C. Anderson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2022Brief amici curiae of Federal Indian Law Scholars and Historians filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2022Brief amici curiae of States of Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Utah filed. (Distributed)
Feb 09 2022Reply of petitioner Merle Denezpi filed. (Distributed)
Feb 22 2022Argued. For petitioner: Michael B. Kimberly, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Erica L. Ross, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C.
Feb 23 2022Letter of the Solicitor General correcting a statement made by counsel for the government at oral argument filed. (Distributed)