Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the April 21 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Davila v. Davis. Steve Vladeck has our preview.

Hoffner v. Walker

Petition for certiorari denied on January 27, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-603 6th Cir N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

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.
Term Snapshot