|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-830||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issue: Whether the exclusion of testimony on the specific length of the mandatory minimum sentence faced by a cooperating witness violates a defendant's Sixth Amendment right to cross-examination.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 28 2017||Application (17A352) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Sep 29 2017||Application (17A352) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 8, 2017.|
|Dec 08 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 10, 2018)|
|Jan 03 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 10, 2018 to February 9, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 04 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 9, 2018.|
|Feb 09 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 9, 2018 to March 22, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 12 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 22, 2018.|
|Mar 22 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Apr 10 2018||Reply of petitioner Phil Lamont Trent filed.|
|Apr 11 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.|
|Apr 24 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Apr 24 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|May 09 2018||Rescheduled.|
|May 14 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.|
|May 21 2018||Petition DENIED.|
Quick Tok explainer on yesterday’s voting rights case at the Supreme Court—Merrill v. Milligan.
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