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On Wednesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC; Ronald Mann has our preview.

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Kahler v. Kansas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-6135 Kan. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Eighth and 14th Amendments permit a state to abolish the insanity defense.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 29 2018Application (18A12) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 30, 2018 to September 28, 2018, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jul 02 2018Application (18A12) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until September 28, 2018.
Sep 28 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 29, 2018)
Oct 16 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 29, 2018 to November 28, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 28, 2018.
Nov 28 2018Brief of respondent Kansas in opposition filed.
Dec 12 2018Reply of petitioner James Kraig Kahler filed.
Dec 13 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 03 2019Rescheduled.
Jan 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Jan 15 2019Record Requested.
Jan 29 2019Record received from the Supreme Court of Kansas (5 boxes).
Feb 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.
Term Snapshot