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McWilliams v. Dunn

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-5294 11th Cir. Apr 24, 2017
TBD TBD TBD OT 2016

Issue: Whether, when this court held in Ake v. Oklahoma that an indigent defendant is entitled to meaningful expert assistance for the “evaluation, preparation, and presentation of the defense,” it clearly established that the expert should be independent of the prosecution.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Mar 16 2016Application (15A978) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 16, 2016 to July 15, 2016, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Mar 24 2016Application (15A978) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until July 15, 2016.
Jul 15 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 19, 2016)
Aug 9 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 19, 2016.
Aug 19 2016Brief amicus curiae of The Constitution Project filed.
Sep 14 2016Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 19, 2016.
Oct 17 2016Brief of respondents Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 28 2016Reply of petitioner James E. McWilliams filed.
Nov 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 17 2016Record Requested .
Nov 22 2016Record received from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit. (1-Box)
Dec 6 2016Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Alabama (4 boxes).
Dec 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jan 17 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party from counsel for the respondents.
Jan 27 2017Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner James E. McWilliams.
Feb 10 2017Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Feb 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Feb 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 24, 2017
 
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