Issue: (1) Whether this Court’s decision in Cullen v. Pinholster
(2011), permits an exception whereby federal courts may
consider newly developed evidence when the failure to develop that
evidence in state court is a consequence of constrained process that is
inadequate to develop the factual record; (2) whether this Court’s decision in Martinez v. Ryan
(2012), applies to substantial ineffective-assistance-of-counsel
claims that were not raised in state court because constrained state
court process prohibited development of the evidence that gives rise to
Proceedings and Orders
Sep 18 2012
Application (12A279) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 10, 2012 to December 9, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 21 2012
Application (12A279) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 9, 2012.
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
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.