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Editor's Note :
On Monday, December 9, we expect additional orders from the December 6 Conference at 9:30 a.m. On Tuesday, December 10, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10:00 a.m. We will begin live blogging at 9:45.
Issue: (1) Whether the Court should modify Mickens v. Taylor to apply the automatic reversal rule in Holloway v. Arkansas where (a) the prosecution advises a trial court that the appointment of a particular lawyer in a capital case to represent multiple defendants may create a conflict of interest; (b) the appointed lawyer informs the court that he is financially unable to appoint capitally certified counsel for each of the co-defendants; (c) the court acknowledges these conflicts of interest, but delegates resolution of them to the same lawyer; (d) the conflicted attorney then advocates in a manner intended to prevent death sentences for the co-defendants; and (e) the trial court declines to intervene; and (2) whether the Louisiana Supreme Court’s opinion finding no "actual conflict" in this case demonstrates the need for this Court to address the split in the Circuit Courts concerning the standard for determining whether "an actual conflict of interest adversely affected [a] lawyer’s performance" and thereby settle an important question of federal constitutional law.
On Monday the Court issued additional orders from the November 26 Conference. Lyle's post on those orders is here. On Tuesday, the Court issued opinions in two cases, the archived live blog is here. This is the first week of the Court’s December sitting, and the Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday through Wednesday. The December hearing list is here.
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