Martin Gottesfeld's SCOTUS Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

Attorney Dan Geyser filed Marty's Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court on Wednesday March 30th, 2022.

Marty los his Appeal in the First Circuit at the end of December 2021 (following Trial in 2018.) He gets 90 days from the end of the Appeal to file a Petition at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and we're happy to share that it was filed right in time on Wednesday March, March 30th.

SCOTUS receives thousands of Petitions every year on all types of cases and they have total discretion on which cases they decide to take. You only get one shot to submit a Petition.

We're very happy to be represented by Attorney Dan Geyser. Dan's argued 12 cases before the Supreme Court and we hope he can add Marty's case to his list. If a Petition is "granted" that means SCOTUS has decided that they will like to take the case, and there would most likely be Oral Orguements from Dan and the opposing counsel for the Government.

The type of cases SCOTUS takes, at least as it relates to criminal cases, are not to correct errors in the lower courts, but to clarify law when lower courts  disagree. In other words, if courts in different parts of the country (or different "Circuits") interpret the same law differently, then a lawyer would argue that SCOTUS should grant their client's Petition so that they can clarify the law and set precedent for whenever this issue comes up again. So the more courts that disagree, the better here. This Petition focuses largely on different interpretations of the Speedy Trial Act and a little about Judicial Recusal. It's strong candidate that satisfies all the Court’s traditional criteria for review.

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