Rivera v. Illinois
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Feb 23, 2009
|Mar 31, 2009||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2008|
Issue: Whether the erroneous denial of a criminal defendantâ€™s preemptory challenge that resulted in the challenged juror being seated requires automatic reversal of a conviction.
Judgment: Affirmed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on March 31, 2009.
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Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner Michael Rivera
- Brief for Respondent United States of America
- Reply Brief for Petitioner Michael Rivera
- Brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Wayne County, Michigan in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the States of Florida, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the United States of America in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the National District Attorneys Association in Support of Respondent
- Brief for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in Support of Respondent
- Opinion below (Supreme Court of Illinois)