Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, March 1.

Hoffner v. Walker

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-603 6th Cir TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Michigan Court of Appeals’ prejudice ruling under Strickland v. Washington rested on “an error well understood and comprehended in existing law beyond any possibility for fairminded disagreement” so as to justify habeas relief. Metrish v. Lancaster (quoting Harrington v. Richter).

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 14 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 18, 2013)
Dec 18 2013Brief of respondent Reginald Walker in opposition filed.
Dec 18 2013Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Reginald Walker.
Dec 30 2013Reply of petitioner Bonita Hoffner, Warden filed. (Distributed)
Dec 31 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 17, 2014.
Jan 21 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 24, 2014.
Jan 27 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jan 27 2014Petition DENIED. Justice Scalia and Justice Alito would grant the petition for a writ of certorari.
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