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Brown v. Brown

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-887 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Indiana procedure which allows trial-counsel Strickland v. Washington claims on direct appeal in one of two ways–defendants may assert the claims in their brief on direct appeal if they choose to make no further record in support of their claims or, if they wish to develop a record, defendants may suspend their direct appeal while they develop the factual record in the trial court–satisfies the Martinez-Trevino doctrine, which allows a federal habeas court to hear a substantial claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel if a state denies a meaningful opportunity to raise the claim on direct appeal.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 05 2017Application (17A386) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 17, 2017 to December 16, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Oct 10 2017Application (17A386) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 16, 2017.
Dec 18 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2018)
Jan 17 2018Motion of Dentrell Brown for an extension of time submitted.
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