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Woods v. Donald

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-618 6th Cir. Not Argued Mar 30, 2015 TBD Per Curiam OT 2014

Holding: The lower court’s decision holding that an attorney provided per se ineffective assistance of counsel under United States v. Cronic when he was briefly absent during testimony concerning other defendants, is reversed, because no Supreme Court decision clearly establishes that the respondent in this case is entitled to relief under Cronic.

Judgment: Granted, reversed, and remanded in a per curiam opinion on March 30, 2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 24 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 29, 2014)
Dec 18 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 28, 2015.
Jan 26 2015Brief of respondent Cory Donald in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Cory Donald.
Feb 10 2015Reply of petitioner Jeffrey Woods, Warden filed. (Distributed)
Feb 11 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Mar 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 10 2015Record Requested .
Mar 16 2015Record received from the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit. The record is electronic.
Mar 16 2015Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Michigan. The record is electronic.
Mar 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.
Mar 30 2015Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Mar 30 2015Petition GRANTED Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
May 1 2015JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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