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Dunn v. DeBruce

Petition for certiorari denied on June 15, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-807 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the state courts were objectively unreasonable when they held that DeBruce failed to establish that his counsel performed deficiently at the penalty phase of his trial; and (2) whether the state courts were objectively unreasonable when they held that DeBruce had not been prejudiced by his counsel’s performance.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 15 2014Application (14A304) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 9, 2014 to January 8, 2015, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Sep 19 2014Application (14A304) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until January 8, 2015.
Jan 8 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 11, 2015)
Jan 8 2015Appendix of Kim T. Thomas, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections filed.
Jan 21 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 13, 2015.
Mar 13 2015Brief of respondent Derrick Anthony DeBruce in opposition filed.
Mar 23 2015Reply of petitioner Kim T. Thomas, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections filed.
Mar 25 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.
Mar 26 2015Record Requested .
Apr 15 2015Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the 11th Circuit (1 envelope).
Apr 20 2015Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Alabama (3 boxes).
Apr 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 13 2015Rescheduled.
May 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 19 2015Rescheduled.
May 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.
Jun 1 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.
Jun 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.
Jun 15 2015Petition DENIED.
Jul 15 2015Records from U.S.D.C. Northern Dist. of Alabama has been returned.
 
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