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Escobar v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1601 Tex. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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

Issue: Whether the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals erred in holding that the prosecution’s reliance on admittedly false DNA evidence to secure petitioner’s conviction and death sentence is consistent with the due process clause of the 5th Amendment because there is no reasonable likelihood that the false DNA evidence could have affected the judgment of the jury.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 08 2022Application (21A602) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 26, 2022 to May 26, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.
Apr 13 2022Letter to the Clerk of Areli Escobar submitted.
Apr 20 2022Application (21A602) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until May 26, 2022.
May 13 2022Application (21A602) to extend further the time from May 26, 2022 to June 24, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.
May 19 2022Application (21A602) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until June 24, 2022.
Jun 24 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 28, 2022)
Jul 15 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 28, 2022 to August 29, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 19 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 29, 2022.
Jul 26 2022Brief amici curiae of The Innocence Network and The Center for Integrity in Forensic Sciences, Inc. filed.
Jul 28 2022Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Jul 28 2022Brief amici curiae of Former State Attorneys General, United States Attorneys, and Prosecutors filed.