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Gupta v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on April 20, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-534 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether, in a federal criminal case in which the defendant has introduced and the trial court has admitted evidence of good character under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(a)(2)(A), the trial court should instruct the jury that character evidence alone may create a reasonable doubt; and (2) whether testimony directly supporting a criminal defendant’s theory that he lacked a motive to commit the offense with which he is charged may be excluded under Federal Rule of Evidence 403 as unfairly prejudicial to the prosecution merely because it might also tend to establish a fact that the prosecution had already proven.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 2 2014Application (14A240) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 12, 2014 to November 11, 2014, submitted to Justice Ginsburg.
Sep 4 2014Application (14A240) granted by Justice Ginsburg extending the time to file until November 11, 2014.
Nov 10 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 12, 2014)
Dec 2 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 12, 2015.
Dec 19 2014Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 11, 2015.
Feb 3 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2015.
Mar 13 2015Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Mar 31 2015Reply of petitioner Rajat K. Gupta filed.
Apr 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.
Apr 20 2015Petition DENIED.
 
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