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Ruiz v. Massachusetts

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-132 Mass. App. Ct. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Fifth and 14th Amendments forbid judges (or prosecutors) from instructing (or inviting) the jury to take into account a non-testifying criminal defendant’s courtroom demeanor as a basis for finding guilt.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 12 2022Application (21A731) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 15, 2022 to August 12, 2022, submitted to Justice Breyer.
May 17 2022Application (21A731) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 12, 2022.
Aug 08 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 9, 2022)
Sep 07 2022Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.
Sep 14 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.
Sep 19 2022Response Requested. (Due October 19, 2022)
Sep 28 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 19, 2022 to December 8, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 30 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including December 7, 2022.