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United States v. Tsarnaev

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-443 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit erred in concluding that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capital sentences must be vacated on the ground that the district court, during its 21-day voir dire, did not ask each prospective juror for a specific accounting of the pretrial media coverage that he or she had read, heard or seen about Tsarnaev’s case; and (2) whether the district court committed reversible error at the penalty phase of Tsarnaev’s trial by excluding evidence that Tsarnaev’s older brother was allegedly involved in different crimes two years before the offenses for which Tsarnaev was convicted.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 06 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2020)
Oct 20 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 5, 2020 to December 7, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 21 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 7, 2020.
 
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