Issue: Whether, in a claim of ineffective assistance of
appellate counsel, a state appellate court’s holding
that an omitted state law issue ultimately lacked
merit precludes a federal habeas court from later
finding either deficient performance or prejudice
relating to that omission under the standards of
Strickland v. Washington and
28 U.S.C. § 2254(d).
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 12 2013
Application (13A496) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 26, 2013 to January 25, 2014, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Nov 14 2013
Application (13A496) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until January 25, 2014.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.