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Olson v. Pennsylvania

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s holding that states may not “impose criminal penalties on the refusal to submit to” a warrantless blood draw in Birchfield v. North Dakota is substantive and therefore applies retroactively.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 16 2020Application (19A807) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 29, 2020 to February 28, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jan 21 2020Application (19A807) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 28, 2020.
Feb 28 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 30, 2020)
Mar 16 2020Waiver of right of respondent Pennsylvania to respond filed.
Apr 01 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.
Apr 06 2020Response Requested. (Due May 6, 2020)
May 01 2020Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
May 13 2020Brief of Pennsylvania in opposition not accepted for filing. (May 18, 2020)(Dupilicate submission)
May 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.
May 20 2020Reply of petitioner Jeffrey Olson filed. (Distributed)
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