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.

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Weaver v. Massachusetts

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-240 Mass. Apr 19, 2017

Issue: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that he was prejudiced by counsel's ineffectiveness, as held by four circuits and five state courts of last resort; or whether prejudice is presumed in such cases, as held by four other circuits and two state high courts.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 18 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2016)
Sep 6 2016Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.
Sep 23 2016Brief amici curiae of Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, et al. filed.
Sep 28 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 14, 2016.
Oct 3 2016Response Requested . (Due November 2, 2016)
Oct 27 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 2, 2016.
Dec 2 2016Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.
Dec 20 2016Reply of petitioner Kentel Myrone Weaver filed.
Dec 21 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017Petition GRANTED.
Feb 17 2017SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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