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Ryan v. Lambright

Petition for certiorari denied on June 3, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-1190 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit created an improper and unworkable rule by inventing a duty for district courts to sua sponte impose a blanket protective order – absent any request from the privilege holder – at the commencement of any discovery in habeas proceedings in which the habeas petitioner asserts a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 8 2013Application (12A798) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 26, 2013 to March 28, 2013, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Feb 21 2013Application (12A798) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until March 28, 2013.
Mar 28 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2013)
May 1 2013Brief of respondent Joe Leonard Lambright in opposition filed.
May 1 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent.
May 14 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jun 3 2013Petition DENIED.
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