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Alaska v. Wright

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-940 9th Cir. Not Argued Apr 26, 2021 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2020

Holding: The requirement under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(a) that a habeas petitioner be “in custody pursuant to the judgment of a State court” is not met if the state judgment is simply a necessary predicate to a federal conviction.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on April 26, 2021.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 07 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 12, 2021)
Jan 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 12, 2021 to March 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 15, 2021.
Feb 12 2021Brief amici curiae of States of Indiana, et al. filed.
Mar 15 2021Brief of respondent Sean Wright in opposition filed.
Mar 26 2021Reply of petitioner Alaska filed.
Mar 31 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.
Apr 19 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.
Apr 26 2021Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)