Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday we expect additional orders from the Court's November 25 Conference. On Tuesday, December 2, we expect one or more opinions in argued cases; we will begin live blogging at this link shortly before 10:00 a.m.

Sims v. Houston

Petition for certiorari denied on June 3, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-8906 D. Neb. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

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)?

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 24 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 28, 2013)
Mar 6 2013Waiver of right of respondent Robert P. Houston, Director, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services to respond filed.
Mar 21 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Mar 27 2013Response Requested . (Due April 26, 2013)
Apr 22 2013Brief of respondent Robert P. Houston, Director, Nebraska Department of Correctional Services in opposition filed.
May 3 2013Reply of petitioner Michael Joseph Sims filed.
May 8 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 23, 2013.
May 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Petition DENIED.
 
Share:
Term Snapshot
Awards