Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Womack v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-6988 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether petitioner was erroneously denied his Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights to present his defensive theory of lack of specific intent or mens rea.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 26 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 3, 2012)
Nov 28 2012Waiver of right of respondent United States to respond filed.
Dec 6 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 4, 2013.
Jan 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 18, 2013.
Jan 22 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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