Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.

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Davila v. Davis

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-6219 5th Cir. Apr 24, 2017

Issue: Whether the rule established in Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler, that ineffective state habeas counsel can be seen as cause to overcome the procedural default of a substantial ineffective assistance of trial counsel claim, also applies to procedurally defaulted, but substantial, ineffective assistance of appellate counsel claims.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 28, 2016)
Oct 26 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 28, 2016.
Nov 23 2016Brief of respondent Lorie Davis, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division in opposition filed.
Dec 7 2016Reply of petitioner Erick Daniel Davila filed. (Distributed)
Dec 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jan 23 2017Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Erick Daniel Davila.
Feb 8 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 24, 2017
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