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Lacaze v. Louisiana

Petition for certiorari denied on October 9, 2018

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1566 La. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the district court judge’s failure to recuse himself – or even disclose his involvement with the police investigation relating to the likely murder weapon in this case – violated the petitioner’s rights under the due process clause; (2) whether, under McDonough Power Equipment, Inc. v. Greenwood, demonstrating “a valid basis for a challenge for cause” requires a showing that the juror would have been subject to mandatory disqualification, or whether it requires that a reasonable judge would have granted a challenge for cause; and (3) whether the McDonough test applies only to a juror’s deliberate concealment, or whether it also applies to misleading omissions.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 17 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 18, 2018)
May 30 2018Waiver of right of respondent Louisiana to respond filed.
Jun 04 2018Brief amici curiae of Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jun 04 2018Brief amicus curiae of The Ethics Bureau at Yale filed.
Jun 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 11 2018Response Requested. (Due July 11, 2018)
Jun 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of National Jury Project filed.
Jun 21 2018Brief amicus curiae of Professor Jed Handelsman Shugerman filed.
Jun 25 2018Brief amici curiae of Former State and Federal Trial Court Judges filed.
Jun 27 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 11, 2018 to August 10, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 29 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 10, 2018.
Aug 10 2018Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Aug 27 2018Reply of petitioner Rogers Lacaze filed.
Aug 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Sep 18 2018Rescheduled.
Oct 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/5/2018.
Oct 09 2018Petition DENIED.