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Stavrakis v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-205 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a federal court, assessing the sufficiency of the evidence in a criminal case based wholly on circumstantial evidence, must apply the “rule of equipoise” and grant a motion for judgment of acquittal when, construing the evidence in the light most favorable to the government, evidence of guilt and innocence is evenly balanced.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 21 2022Application (21A852) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 4, 2022 to September 2, 2022, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 27 2022Application (21A852) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until September 2, 2022.
Sep 02 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 7, 2022)
Sep 13 2022Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Sep 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.