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Acklin v. Alabama

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-640 Ala. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a criminal defendant is deprived of his Sixth and 14th Amendment right to conflict-free counsel when his lawyer is paid by a third party; the third party threatens to withhold payment unless the lawyer conducts the defense in a manner that serves the third party’s interests; the lawyer does not inform his client or the court of the conflict; and the lawyer in fact conducts the defense in a manner that serves the third-party payer’s interests and sacrifices the client’s interests.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 13 2018Application (18A190) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 13, 2018 to November 12, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 21 2018Application (18A190) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until November 12, 2018.
Nov 09 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 17, 2018)
Nov 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 17, 2018 to January 16, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 04 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 16, 2019.
Dec 17 2018Brief amici curiae of Alabama Appellate Court Justices and Bar Presidents filed.
Dec 17 2018Brief amici curiae of Legal Ethics Scholars filed.
Dec 28 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 16, 2019 to February 15, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 15, 2019.
 
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