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Garner v. Colorado

Petition for certiorari denied on April 24, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-857 Colo. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether, when the actual basis for counsel's acts or omissions was unreasonable, a court may nevertheless hold, based on an invented rationale, that defense counsel's performance was reasonable under Strickland v. Washington.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 14 2016Application (16A493) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 5, 2016 to January 4, 2017, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Nov 17 2016Application (16A493) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until January 4, 2017.
Jan 4 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 6, 2017)
Jan 23 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 22, 2017.
Feb 6 2017Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys filed.
Mar 22 2017Brief of respondent Colorado in opposition filed.
Apr 5 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Apr 5 2017Reply of petitioner Jason Garner filed. (Distributed)
Apr 24 2017Petition DENIED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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