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Missouri Department of Corrections v. Finney

Petition for certiorari denied on February 20, 2024
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-203 Mo. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether the 14th Amendment prohibits relying on stereotypes about religious views to strike jurors; (2) whether a violation under Batson v. Kentucky is structural or is subject to harmless-error review; and (3) whether, in the context of jury selection, the 14th Amendment protects both religious status and religious belief, religious status only, or neither.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 21 2023Application (22A1112) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 3, 2023 to September 1, 2023, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Jun 26 2023Application (22A1112) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until September 1, 2023.
Aug 31 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 5, 2023)
Oct 04 2023Brief of respondent Jean Finney in opposition filed.
Oct 05 2023Brief amicus curiae of Alliance Defending Freedom filed.
Oct 05 2023Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty, et al. filed.
Oct 05 2023Brief amicus curiae of Virginia, et al. filed.
Oct 17 2023Reply of petitioner Missouri Department of Corrections filed. (Distributed)
Oct 18 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2023.
Nov 01 2023Rescheduled.
Nov 06 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/9/2023.
Nov 08 2023Rescheduled.
Nov 13 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/17/2023.
Nov 16 2023Rescheduled.
Nov 27 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2023.
Nov 30 2023Rescheduled.
Dec 01 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2023.
Dec 06 2023Rescheduled.
Jan 02 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2024.
Jan 08 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2024.
Jan 16 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/19/2024.
Feb 09 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2024.
Feb 20 2024Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Alito respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)