Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Wolfenbarger v. Foster

Petition for certiorari denied on March 18, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-420 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether a federal habeas court must grant Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) deference to both components of a state court’s merits adjudication of a defendant’s Strickland v. Washington claim, when the state court addressed only one of the components in denying relief.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 3 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2012)
Nov 5 2012Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed.
Nov 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Nov 27 2012Response Requested . (Due December 27, 2012)
Dec 18 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 28, 2013.
Jan 24 2013Brief of respondent Demetrius Foster in opposition filed.
Feb 5 2013Reply of petitioner Hugh Wolfenbarger, Warden filed.
Feb 6 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 1, 2013.
Mar 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Mar 18 2013Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot