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Mitchell v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on August 25, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-5398 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether, after Peña-Rodriguez, district courts can validly bar death sentenced inmates from interviewing trial jurors post-verdict concerning racial bias during deliberations; and (2) whether a change in decisional law such as Peña-Rodriguez is an “extraordinary circumstance” that justifies reopening under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6).

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 17, 2020)
Aug 19 2020Application (20A30) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Aug 20 2020Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Aug 21 2020Reply of petitioner Lezmond Charles Mitchell filed.
Aug 25 2020Application (20A30) referred to the Court.
Aug 25 2020Petition DENIED.
Aug 25 2020Application (20A30) denied by the Court.