South Carolina v. Samuel

Petition for certiorari denied on January 7, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-238 S.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether the South Carolina Supreme Court erred when it held, in conflict with many federal courts of appeals, that a trial court may not deny a criminal defendant’s motion to represent himself based on the “defendant’s improper motive or unethical conduct.”

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 23 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 24, 2018)
Sep 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 24 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 24, 2018
Oct 15 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 24, 2018 to November 23, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including November 23, 2018.
Nov 23 2018Brief of respondent Lamont Samuel in opposition filed.
Dec 03 2018Reply of petitioner State of South Carolina filed.
Dec 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019Petition DENIED.
 
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