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Sandoval v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-5618 Tex. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) How courts should determine when jury empanelment begins for a particular defendant’s case, triggering the due process right to be present, given that jury selection is one of the most critical phases of a criminal trial; and (2) whether the state court erred when it held, without analysis of the underlying facts, that the trial court did not violate Gustavo Sandoval’s due process rights when it excluded him and his counsel from proceedings in which members of the jury panel who were called for his trial — and who knew the case that they were summoned for — sought discretionary excusals from the court.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 25 2023Application (23A80) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 15, 2023 to September 14, 2023, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jul 31 2023Application (23A80) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until September 14, 2023.
Sep 14 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 20, 2023)
Oct 13 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 20, 2023 to November 20, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 16 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 20, 2023.
Nov 13 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 20, 2023 to January 4, 2024, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 14 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including January 4, 2024.
Jan 04 2024Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Jan 16 2024Reply of petitioner Gustavo Tijerina Sandoval filed. (Distributed)
Jan 18 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2024.
Feb 20 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2024.
Feb 26 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/1/2024.
Mar 11 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/15/2024.
Mar 18 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/22/2024.
Mar 19 2024Record Requested.
Mar 25 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/28/2024.
Apr 08 2024DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2024.
Apr 12 2024Electronic record from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas received.