Stackhouse v. Colorado

Petition for certiorari denied on April 4, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-550 Colo. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether a criminal defendant’s inadvertent failure to object to courtroom closure is an “intentional relinquishment or abandonment of a known right” that affirmatively waives his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial, or is instead a forfeiture, which does not wholly foreclose appellate review.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 11 2015Application (15A364) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 27, 2015 to November 12, 2015, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Sep 21 2015Application (15A364) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until November 12, 2015.
Oct 26 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 27, 2015)
Nov 2 2015Waiver of right of respondent Colorado to respond filed.
Nov 17 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Nov 17 2015Brief amicus curiae of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed. (Distributed)
Nov 20 2015Response Requested . (Due December 21, 2015)
Dec 9 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 20, 2016.
Jan 20 2016Brief of respondent Colorado in opposition filed.
Feb 2 2016Reply of petitioner James Robert Stackhouse filed.
Mar 16 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016.
Apr 4 2016Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot
At a Glance