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Case Information: 73431
Short Caption:WITTER (WILLIAM) VS. STATE (DEATH PENALTY-PC)Court:Supreme Court
Related Case(s):36927, 50447, 52964, 73444, 75417
Lower Court Case(s):Clark Co. - Eighth Judicial District - C117513Classification:Criminal Appeal - Death Penalty - Post-Conviction
Disqualifications:PickeringCase Status:Briefing Reinstated
Replacement:None for Chief Justice PickeringPanel Assigned: En Banc
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Docket Entries
DateTypeDescriptionPending?Document
07/11/2017Filing FeeAppeal Filing fee waived. Criminal.
07/11/2017Notice of Appeal DocumentsFiled Notice of Appeal. Appeal docketed in the Supreme Court this day. (Docketing statement mailed to counsel for appellant.)17-22935
07/11/2017OtherJustice Kristina Pickering disqualified from participation in this matter. Disqualification Reason: Voluntary Recusal.
07/12/2017Filing FeeCross-Appeal Filing Fee Waived. Criminal.
07/12/2017Notice of Appeal DocumentsFiled Notice of Cross-Appeal. (Docketing statement mailed to counsel for cross-appellant.)17-23227
07/20/2017Notice/IncomingFiled Notice - Amended Notice of Appeal. The State appeals the May 31, 2017, order granting in part the fourth petition for writ of habeas corpus and the amended judgment of conviction filed on July 12, 2017.17-24094
07/20/2017Docketing StatementFiled Docketing Statement Criminal Appeals.17-24115
08/01/2017Docketing StatementFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Docketing Statement Criminal Appeals.17-25593
08/15/2017Notice/OutgoingIssued Notice to Request Transcripts. Due date: 10 days. Appellant/Cross-Respondent.17-27218
08/15/2017Notice/OutgoingIssued Notice to Request Transcripts. Due date: 10 days. Respondent/Cross-Appellant.17-27221
08/22/2017Transcript RequestFiled Appellant/Cross-Respondent's Certificate of No Transcript Request.17-28075
08/23/2017Transcript RequestFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Request for Transcript of Proceedings. Transcripts requested: 06/19/17. To Court Reporter: Maria Garibay.17-28361
10/06/2017MotionFiled Appellant/Cross-Respondent's Motion for Consolidation. Nos. 73431/73444.17-33941
10/13/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Request for Extension of Time (Opposition to Motion for Consolidation).17-35156
10/18/2017Order/ProceduralFiled Order Denying Motions. William Witter shall have until October 30, 2017, to file and serve the opposition to the State's motions to consolidate these appeals. Nos. 73431/73444.17-35631
10/31/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Opposition to Motion for Consolidation. Nos. 73431/73444.17-37270
10/31/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Motion to Dismiss State's Notice of Appeal and Amended Notice of Appeal.17-37272
10/31/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Motion to Suspend Briefing in Docket Nos 73431 and 73444.17-37273
11/03/2017MotionFiled Appellant/Cross-Respondent's Response to Motion to Dismiss State's Notice of Appeal and Amended Notice of Appeal.17-37662
11/03/2017MotionFiled Appellant/Cross-Respondent's Non-Opposition to Motion to Suspend Briefing.17-37692
11/08/2017MotionFiled Respondent's Motion for Enlargement of Time (Answering Brief).17-38579
11/09/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Request for Extension of Time (Reply to the State's Response to Motion to Dismiss State's Notice of Appeal and Amended Notice of Appeal).17-38602
11/17/2017Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motions. William Witter's motion for an extension of time to file a reply to the State's opposition to Witter's motion to dismiss is granted. Reply due: November 22, 2017. Additionally, Witter's unopposed motion to suspend the briefing schedule is granted. Briefing Suspended.17-39817
11/22/2017MotionFiled Respondent/Cross-Appellant's Reply to Response to Motion to Dismiss Notice of Appeal and Amended Notice of Appeal.17-40340
02/23/2018Order/ProceduralFiled Order Dismissing Appeal, Modifying Caption, and Reinstating Briefing. Witter's motion to dismiss the State's appeal and amended appeal is granted, and the State's appeal is dismissed. Witter's appeal from the district court's order denying his postconviction petition for writ of habeas corpus shall proceed. The clerk of this court shall modify the caption in this appeal to designate William Lester Witter as the appellant, and the State of Nevada as the respondent. Witter's Opening Brief and Appendix due: 60 days. fn1[Having considered the State's motion to consolidate this appeal with the appeal in Docket No. 73444, the motion is denied.] fn2[The Honorable Kristina Pickering, Justice, voluntarily recused herself from participation in this matter.]18-07115
04/24/2018MotionFiled Appellant's Motion Request for Extension of Time (Opening Brief).18-15555
05/03/2018Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motion. Appellant's Opening Brief and Appendix due: June 25, 2018.18-16792
06/25/2018MotionFiled Appellant's Motion to Stay Appeal.18-24223
07/23/2018Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motion. The deadline to file briefs in this appeal shall be suspended pending further order of this court. Status Report due: 120 days.18-28054
11/20/2018Notice/IncomingFiled Appellant's Report on Status of Proceedings. (SC)18-905060
11/29/2018Order/ProceduralFiled Order. Appellant shall have 90 days from the date of this order to file a report regarding the status of the appeal in Docket No. 73444. (SC)18-906207
02/27/2019Notice/IncomingFiled Appellant's Report on Status of Proceedings. (SC)19-09055
11/14/2019Order/ProceduralFiled Order. The briefing schedule in this appeal has been suspended pending the resolution of a related appeal in Docket No. 73444. An opinion affirming was entered in Docket No. 73444 on November 14, 2019. Appellant shall have 14 days from the date of this order to inform this court, in writing, whether he wishes to proceed with the instant appeal. (SC)19-46748
11/26/2019Notice/IncomingFiled Appellant's Notice of Intent to Proceed. (SC)19-48344
12/10/2019Order/ProceduralFiled Order Reinstating Briefing. Appellant's Opening Brief and Appendix due: 60 days. (SC).19-49969
02/07/2020MotionFiled Appellant's Request for Extension of Time (Opening Brief). (SC)20-05421
02/18/2020Order/ProceduralFiled Order Granting Motion. Appellant's Opening Brief and Appendix due: April 7, 2020. (SC).20-06639