Butts v. Sellers

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-512 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether a court unreasonably applies Strickland v. Washington by measuring trial counsel's performance against the prevailing professional norms of a local judicial circuit where those local practices deviated from prevailing national or state norms; and (2) whether a federal habeas court's decision that it “cannot and will not second guess trial counsel's strategic decision” is consistent with Strickland.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 30 2017Application (17A31) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 31, 2017 to September 29, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jul 05 2017Application (17A31) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until September 29, 2017.
Sep 29 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 3, 2017)
Oct 17 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 18, 2017.
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