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Maples v. Thomas

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-63 11th Cir. Oct 4, 2011
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Jan 18, 2012 7-2 Ginsburg OT 2011
 
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Holding: Death row inmate Cory Maples has shown the requisite “cause” to excuse his procedur­al default, which occurred when his lawyer missed a filing deadline in state court.

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Judgment: Eleventh Circuit reversed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 18, 2012. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion. Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justice Thomas.

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Merits Briefs for the Petitioner Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner Merits Briefs for the Respondent Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent  

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  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)
  • Second supplemental brief for petitioner (unavailable)
  • First supplemental brief for petitioner (unavailable)
  • Supplemental brief for respondent (unavailable)
  • Petitioner's reply (unavailable)
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