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