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.

Patterson v. Adkins

Petition for certiorari denied on October 7, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-85 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether, when a state court cites and applies the correct standard from Batson v. Kentucky for assessing whether a habeas petitioner has established discrimination in jury selection, the state court’s failure to expressly address “all relevant circumstances” in a written opinion means that the state court’s decision is “unreasonable” and entitled to no deference under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 15 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 16, 2013)
Aug 16 2013Brief of respondent Ricky Adkins in opposition filed.
Aug 16 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Ricky Adkins.
Aug 26 2013Reply of petitioners Tony Patterson, Warden, et al. filed.
Aug 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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