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Andrus v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-6001 Tex. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether, on remand, the Texas court rejected the Supreme Court’s conclusions in Andrus v. Texas, which were amply supported by the habeas and trial records, and whether the Texas court disregarded the Supreme Court’s express guidance for conducting a prejudice analysis pursuant to Strickland v. Washington; and (2) whether the Texas court’s failure to adhere to the Supreme Court’s decision conflicts with our constitutional system of vertical stare decisis and creates widespread confusion regarding the proper legal standard that courts must use in assessing whether the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel is violated in death-penalty cases.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 18, 2021)
Nov 16 2021Brief amici curiae of Children's Defense Fund, et al. filed.
Nov 17 2021Brief amici curiae of Eight Million Stories, et al. filed.
Nov 17 2021Brief amici curiae of National Alliance on Mental Illness, et al. filed.
Nov 17 2021Brief amicus curiae of Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops filed.
Nov 17 2021Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amicus curiae of Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of Rebecca A. Betts, et al. filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of Advocates for Child Victims of Domestic Violence filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Dec 01 2021Reply of petitioner Terence Andrus filed. (Distributed)
Dec 02 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 14 2021Record Requested.
Dec 21 2021Record received from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The record is electronic and contains sealed materials.
Dec 30 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/14/2022.
Jan 04 2022Rescheduled.
Jan 18 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/21/2022.
Jan 18 2022Rescheduled.
Feb 11 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/18/2022.
Feb 11 2022Rescheduled.
Feb 22 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/25/2022.
Feb 22 2022Rescheduled.
Feb 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/4/2022.
Mar 01 2022Rescheduled.
Mar 14 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/18/2022.
Mar 16 2022Rescheduled.
Mar 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/25/2022.
Mar 28 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2022.
Apr 11 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2022.
Apr 18 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/22/2022.
Apr 25 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/29/2022.
May 09 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/12/2022.
May 16 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/19/2022.