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Smith v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-361 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel on a cert-stage amicus brief in support of the petitioners in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether the government makes a good-faith effort to obtain a witness’s presence at trial if it curtails its search for that witness because it already has the witness’s deposition testimony; (2) whether the government makes a good-faith effort to obtain a witness’s presence at trial if it forgoes an “easy” investigative step that it has “reason to believe” would procure the absent witness; and (3) whether a witness is “unavailable” if the government releases the witness from its custody without making any arrangements to secure the witness’s presence at trial.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 18, 2019)
Oct 09 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 18, 2019 to November 18, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 10 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 18, 2019.
Oct 10 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Renado Smith, et al.
Oct 18 2019Brief amici curiae of Criminal Defense Organizations filed.
Oct 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of The Constitution Project at the Project On Government Oversight filed.
Oct 18 2019Brief amicus curiae of Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Oct 28 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 18, 2019 to December 9, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 29 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 9, 2019.
 
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