|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-9409||La. Ct. App.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2015|
Issue: Whether, at step two of the three-part framework established in Batson v. Kentucky, a trial judge can assume the responsibility of providing race-neutral justifications for the State's peremptory challenges.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 14 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 20, 2015)|
|Jun 3 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.|
|Jun 10 2015||Response Requested . (Due July 10, 2015)|
|Jun 24 2015||Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.|
|Jul 9 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Jul 20 2015||Record Requested .|
|Jul 23 2015||Record received from the Court of Appeal of Louisiana, Fourth Circuit (1 box).|
|Jul 29 2015||Reply of petitioner Jabari Williams filed. (Distributed)|
|Jul 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|May 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.|
|Jun 6 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2016.|
|Jun 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Foster v. Chatman, 578 U. S. ___ (2016). Justice Ginsburg, with whom Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan join, concurring in the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jun 22 2016||Record for the U.S.C.A. 4th Circuit has been returned.|
|Jul 22 2016||MANDATE ISSUED|
|Jul 22 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
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