Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week we are hosting an online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the disclosures required by California’s Reproductive FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Contributions are available at this link.

Hooks v. Langford

Petition granted, judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of Davis v. Ayala on June 29, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-983 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the Sixth Circuit properly applied the doubly deferential standard under federal due process and 28 U.S.C. § 2254 that governs review of a state court's holding that jury instructions could not have reasonably misled the jury on state law; and (2) whether the Sixth Circuit properly found that any alleged error was harmful under Brecht v. Abrahamson solely because the jury could have convicted the petitioner as an aider and abettor, not as the principal offender.

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 10 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 16, 2015)
Feb 10 2015Appendix of Mark Hooks, Warden filed.
Feb 17 2015Waiver of right of respondent Mark Langford to respond filed.
Mar 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 6 2015Response Requested . (Due April 6, 2015)
Apr 3 2015Brief of respondent Mark Langford in opposition filed.
Apr 3 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Mark Langford.
Apr 16 2015Reply of petitioner Mark Hooks, Warden filed.
Apr 21 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
Jun 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 29 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jun 29 2015Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Davis v. Ayala, 576 U. S. ___ (2015).
Jul 20 2015Petition for Rehearing filed.
Aug 28 2015Rehearing DENIED.
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