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Michaels v. Davis

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-5038 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a court reviewing a cold record in a capital case may determine that the effect of an erroneously admitted confession and other improper aggravating evidence was harmless as to the penalty by characterizing the evidence as cumulative without evaluating objective factors showing an effect on the jury deciding the case, including jury communications focusing on the confession, the prosecutor’s statements about the importance of the evidence, and lengthy jury deliberations.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 03 2023Application (22A872) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 2, 2023 to July 1, 2023, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Apr 06 2023Application (22A872) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until July 1, 2023.
Jun 30 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 4, 2023)
Jul 11 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 4, 2023 to September 3, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 12 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 5, 2023. See Rule 30.1.
Aug 25 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 5, 2023 to October 5, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 28 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including October 5, 2023.
Oct 03 2023Brief of respondents Ron Davis, Warden, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 16 2023Reply of petitioner Kurt Michaels filed.
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Nov 01 2023Rescheduled.
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Feb 14 2024Record Requested.
Feb 14 2024Electronic record received from U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit and U.S.D.C. Southern District of California.
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