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Butts v. Hall

Petition for certiorari denied on April 15, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-813 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether federal law with respect to the presumption of prejudice applicable in jury spoliation cases is “clearly established” under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1), as determined by this Court's precedents and in light of a well-established circuit conflict concerning that presumption; and (2) whether a state court rejection of the jury bias claim in this case is “contrary to” or an “unreasonable application of” any such “clearly established” federal law.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 26 2012Application (12A423) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 27, 2012 to December 27, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Oct 26 2012Application (12A423) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 27, 2012.
Dec 26 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)
Feb 1 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2013.
Feb 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Michigan, et al. filed.
Mar 7 2013Brief of respondent Virgil Hall, III in opposition filed.
Mar 18 2013Reply of petitioner Keith Butts, Superintendent, Pendleton Correctional Facility filed.
Mar 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Apr 15 2013Petition DENIED.
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