No. 16-8255 *** CAPITAL CASE ***
Title:Robert Leroy McCoy, Petitioner
Docketed:March 9, 2017
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Louisiana
   Case Numbers:(2014-KA-1449)
   Decision Date:October 19, 2016
   Rehearing Denied:December 6, 2016
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:
Questions Presented

DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 06 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 10, 2017)
Mar 24 2017Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Ethics Bureau at Yale filed.
Apr 10 2017Brief amici curiae of The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Apr 11 2017Reply of petitioner Robert Leroy McCoy filed. (Distributed)
Apr 13 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 28, 2017.
Apr 24 2017Record Requested.
Jun 12 2017Record received from the Supreme Court of Louisiana (6 boxes).
Jun 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 25, 2017.
Sep 28 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Nov 13 2017Brief of petitioner Robert L.McCoy filed.
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Nov 13 2017Joint appendix filed. (two volumes)
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Nov 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Nov 17 2017Amicus brief of Cato Institute submitted.
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Attorneys for Petitioner
Richard John Bourke
    Counsel of Record
Louisiana Capital Assistance Center
636 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 558-9867
Party name: Robert Leroy McCoy
Seth P. Waxman
    Counsel of Record
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
1875 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Party name: Robert L.McCoy
Attorneys for Respondent
John Michael Lawrence
    Counsel of Record
Office of the District Attorney
204 Burt Boulevard, P.O. Box 69
Benton, LA 71006

Party name: Louisiana
Hilarie Bass
    Counsel of Record
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Party name: American Bar Association
Clark M. Neily III
    Counsel of Record
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20002
Party name: Cato Institute
G. Ben CohenThe Promise of Justice Initiative
636 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
(504) 529-5955
Party name: The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al.
Lawrence J. FoxVisiting Lecturer in Law
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-9358
Party name: The Ethics Bureau at Yale