|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-1059||8th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issue: Whether the Sixth Amendment right to confrontation is violated when the trial court prevents a defendant from cross-examining a government witness regarding the mandatory life sentence he would have faced absent cooperation in order to prevent the jury from inferring the defendant’s likely life sentence.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 06 2017||Application (17A510) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 6, 2017 to November 13, 2017, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.|
|Nov 08 2017||Application (17A510) granted by Justice Gorsuch extending the time to file until November 13, 2017.|
|Nov 13 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 28, 2018)|
|Feb 22 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 28, 2018 to March 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Feb 23 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 30, 2018.|
|Mar 29 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Apr 18 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|Apr 18 2018||Reply of petitioner Max Julian Wright filed. (Distributed)|
|May 14 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.|
|May 21 2018||Petition DENIED.|
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