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Smith v. Titus

Petition for certiorari denied on March 22, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-633 8th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment’s public trial guarantee, within the review apparatus imposed by the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, applies (1) to all phases of a defendant’s criminal trial; or (2) only to pretrial suppression hearings and juror voir dire.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 05 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 10, 2020)
Nov 16 2020Waiver of Byron Smith of right to respond not accepted for filing. (November 17, 2020)
Nov 19 2020Waiver of right of respondent Jeff Titus, Warden to respond filed.
Dec 09 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.
Dec 15 2020Response Requested. (Due January 14, 2021)
Jan 14 2021Brief of respondent Jeff Titus, Warden in opposition filed.
Feb 03 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.
Feb 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.
Mar 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.
Mar 15 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.
Mar 22 2021Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)