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Isom v. Arkansas

Petition for certiorari denied on November 25, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-9517 Ark. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether Sam Pope and Kenneth Isom’s significant adversarial history created an unconstitutional risk of bias under the due process clause when Pope later sat as the trial judge in Isom’s unrelated coram nobis hearing.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 16 2019Application (18A1067) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Apr 19 2019Application (18A1067) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until May 31, 2019.
May 30 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 3, 2019)
Jun 19 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 3, 2019 to August 2, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 21 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 2, 2019.
Aug 02 2019Brief of respondent State of Arkansas in opposition filed.
Aug 22 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/11/2019.
Oct 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/18/2019.
Oct 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Nov 25 2019Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
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