Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Nevada v. Jackson

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-694 9th Cir. Not Argued Jun 3, 2013 N/A Per Curiam OT 2012

Holding: In his trial for rape, Jackson sought to present evidence to show that the victim had previously reported that he had assaulted her. The state supreme court held that the evidence was properly excluded, but in his federal habeas proceedings the Ninth Circuit ordered the state to either retry or release Jackson, on the ground that the exclusion of the evidence violated Jackson’s constitutional right to present a defense, and that the state supreme court’s contrary decision was an unreasonable application of Supreme Court precedent. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the state supreme court’s application of the Supreme Court’s clearly established precedents was in fact reasonable when no prior decision by the Supreme Court clearly established that the exclusion of the evidence violated Jackson’s constitutional right.

Judgment: Granted, reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on June 3, 2013.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 3 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2013)
Jan 7 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including February 6, 2013.
Jan 7 2013Brief amici curiae of Michigan, and 14 Other States filed.
Feb 5 2013Brief of respondent Calvin O'Neil Jackson in opposition filed.
Feb 5 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Calvin O'Neil Jackson.
Feb 14 2013Reply of petitioners Nevada, et al. filed.
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 15 2013Record Requested .
Mar 15 2013Record received from the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (available on PACER).
Mar 18 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 22, 2013.
Mar 19 2013Record received from the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (one box).
Mar 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 29, 2013.
Apr 1 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Apr 15 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 22 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 26, 2013.
Apr 29 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.
May 13 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.
May 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 23, 2013.
May 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Jun 7 2013Record returned to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada (1 box).
Jul 5 2013JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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