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State v. Scutchings

Docket No. 20080125
Oral Argument: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 3:00pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Cornell Xavier Scutchings, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : MISC. STATUTORY OFFENSE (FELONY)
Appeal From
Case No. 07-K-01424
Northeast Central Judicial District, Grand Forks County
Joel D. Medd
2009 ND 8759 N.W.2d 729
Oral Argument 11/4/2008

Highlight

A prosecutor's comment during closing arguments that the government's evidence is uncontradicted or unrebutted is improper if the only person who could have rebutted the evidence was the defendant testifying on his or her own behalf, and the defendant has chosen not to testify at the trial.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
08/20/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF View
09/18/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Meredith Huseby Larson - 06206
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Gretchen Marie Handy - 05077

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 05/23/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/21/2008
2 05/23/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 05/21/2008
3 06/02/2008 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL : 07/10/2008
4 07/10/2008 Substitution of Counsel for Appellant (Gretchen M. Handy)
5 07/10/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED MARCH 18, 2008 AND MARCH 19, 2008
6 07/11/2008 DISK-TRA (3/18/08 & 3/19/08)
7 07/11/2008 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS
8 07/11/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separates (Not rec'd: 11,19,38,52,62,63,&77--Steno Notes and
9 07/11/2008 12, 17, 18,& 21--Digital Recordings
10 08/20/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 08/20/2008 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB
12 08/20/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 08/20/2008 E-FILED APPENDIX
14 08/25/2008 Received $25 surcharge for Appellant Brief (Receipt 18223)
15 08/27/2008 Received 7 cc of ATB from Central Duplicating
16 08/27/2008 Received 6 cc of ATA from Central Duplicating
17 09/03/2008 Sealed key for Transcripts
18 09/05/2008 Received $25 surcharge for Appellee's Brief (Receipt #18236)
19 09/18/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF View
20 09/18/2008 E-FILED BRIEF (AEB)
21 09/22/2008 Received 7 copies of AEB from Central Duplicating
22 09/25/2008 Consent to Appearance of Christopher S. Pieske Under the Senior Practice Rule
23 11/04/2008 APPEARANCES: Gretchen M. Handy; Christopher Pieske, third-year law student, and Meredith H. Larson
24 11/04/2008 ARGUED: Handy; Pieske
25 11/04/2008 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
26 02/03/2009 DISPOSITION
27 02/03/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION : VandeWalle, Gerald W. View
28 02/05/2009 Judgment em-mailed to Parties
29 02/25/2009 MANDATE
30 02/28/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
31 01/14/2020 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed