Issue: (1) Does this Court’s opinion in Martinez v. Ryan have any application in a jurisdiction which, under the facts of petitioner’s case, mandates that claims of ineffective assistance of counsel be raised in the course of direct appellate review; and (2) if so, does this Court’s opinion in Martinez represent an “extraordinary circumstance” which might entitle a movant to relief under Rule 60(b)(6)?
Proceedings and Orders
Jan 24 2013
Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 28, 2013)
Mar 6 2013
Waiver of right of respondent Robert P. Houston, Director, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to respond filed.
3/30Brumfield v. Cain Whether a defendant in a capital case has a right to an independent court hearing on Whether he suffers from mental incapacity and therefore is not eligible for the death penalty.
3/31Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Inc. Whether the Court should overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., which held that “a patentee’s use of a royalty agreement that projects beyond the expiration date of the patent is unlawful per se”.
On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
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