|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-517||8th Cir.||Oct 8, 2014||Dec 8, 2014||9-0||Sotomayor||OT 2014|
Holding: Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which provides that certain juror testimony about events in the jury room is not admissible “during an inquiry into the validity of a verdict,” precludes a party seeking a new trial from using one juror’s affidavit of what another juror said in deliberations to demonstrate the other juror’s dishonesty during voir dire.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Sotomayor on December 8, 2014.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 22 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 25, 2013)|
|Nov 12 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 26, 2013.|
|Dec 19 2013||Brief of respondent Randy D. Shauers in opposition filed.|
|Jan 8 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.|
|Jan 8 2014||Reply of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 21 2014||Record Requested .|
|Jan 30 2014||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit (1 envelope).|
|Feb 3 2014||Record received from the U.S.D.C. South Dakota (1 box).|
|Feb 5 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.|
|Feb 24 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.|
|Mar 3 2014||Petition GRANTED.|
|Mar 28 2014||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.|
|Apr 7 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 27, 2014.|
|Apr 7 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 6, 2014.|
|May 27 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed.)|
|May 27 2014||Brief of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed.|
|Jun 3 2014||Brief amici curiae of Professors of Law filed.|
|Jun 3 2014||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jul 9 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit.|
|Jul 17 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. 1 envelope.|
|Jul 21 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, October 8, 2014|
|Aug 6 2014||Brief of respondent Randy D. Shauers filed.|
|Aug 11 2014||Brief amici curiae of Law Professors filed.|
|Aug 12 2014||Brief amicus curiae of American Association for Justice filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 13 2014||Brief amicus curiae of the United States filed.|
|Aug 13 2014||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.|
|Aug 14 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Sep 5 2014||Reply of petitioner Gregory P. Warger filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 2 2014||Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.|
|Oct 8 2014||Argued. For petitioner: Kannon K. Shanmugam, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Sheila L. Birnbaum, New York, N. Y.; and Sarah E. Harrington, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)|
|Dec 9 2014||Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Sotomayor, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.|
|Jan 12 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jan 20 2015||Record returned for U.S.C.A. 8th Circuit. (1 Box)|
|Jan 20 2015||Record returned for U.S.D.C. District of South Dakota Western Division. (1 Envelope)|
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