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Diaz-Tomas v. North Carolina

Petition for certiorari denied on June 20, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-887 N.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issue: Whether North Carolina’s practice of indefinitely postponing drunk-driving prosecutions where the defendant fails to appear for a scheduled court date unless the defendant pleads guilty and relinquishes their right to a trial violates the speedy trial clause of the Sixth Amendment or the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 03 2023Application (22A599) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 2, 2023 to March 14, 2023, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 06 2023Application (22A599) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until March 14, 2023.
Mar 13 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 14, 2023)
Apr 04 2023Waiver of right of respondent North Carolina to respond filed.
Apr 12 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/28/2023.
Apr 13 2023Response Requested. (Due May 15, 2023)
May 04 2023Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
May 15 2023Brief of respondent North Carolina in opposition filed.
May 26 2023Reply of petitioners Rogelio Albino Diaz-Tomas, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 30 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/15/2023.
Jun 20 2023Petition DENIED.