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Mathena v. Malvo

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-217 4th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred in concluding—in direct conflict with Virginia’s highest court and other courts—that a decision of the Supreme Court, Montgomery v. Louisiana, addressing whether a new constitutional rule announced in an earlier decision, Miller v. Alabama, applies retroactively on collateral review may properly be interpreted as modifying and substantively expanding the very rule whose retroactivity was in question.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 16 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 19, 2018)
Aug 31 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 19, 2018
Aug 31 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 19, 2018 to October 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. filed.
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