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Ford v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on June 10, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-7958 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether a proper harmless error analysis may ignore the prejudicial effect of evidence erroneously admitted at a trial and focus only on whether other evidence from the trial is convincing enough to sustain a conviction; (2) Whether a Court of Appeals may override the Government’s express waiver of the harmlessness inquiry and engage in sua sponte harmless error review.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 20 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)
Jan 30 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2013.
Mar 4 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 5, 2013.
Apr 14 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including May 6, 2013.
May 6 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 21 2013Reply of petitioner John A. Ford filed.
May 22 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 6, 2013.
Jun 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 6, 2013.
Jun 10 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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