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Editor's Note :

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Thomas v. Madison

Petition for certiorari denied on November 12, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-308 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether, when a state court cites and applies the correct standard from Batson v. Kentucky for assessing whether a petitioner has established a prima facie case of discrimination in jury selection, the court’s use of other terminology in a sentence addressing a distinct point render its Batson analysis “contrary to” this Court’s precedent for the purposes of determining whether the federal courts must defer to the state adjudication under 28 U.S.C. §2254(d)(1).

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 10 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 12, 2012)
Oct 12 2012Brief of respondent Vernon Madison in opposition filed.
Oct 12 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Vernon Madison.
Oct 22 2012Reply of petitioners Kim T. Thomas, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Oct 24 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 13 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Nov 13 2012Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot