|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-9674||Tex. Crim. App.||Not Argued||Jun 15, 2020||6-3||Per Curiam||OT 2019|
Holding: Andrus demonstrated his counsel's deficient performance under Strickland v. Washington, and the case is remanded to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas to consider whether Andrus was prejudiced by the inadequacy of counsel.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on June 15, 2020. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 29 2019||Application (18A1011) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 14, 2019 to July 12, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Apr 03 2019||Application (18A1011) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until June 13, 2019.|
|Jun 12 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 15, 2019)|
|Jul 12 2019||Brief amici curiae of James S. Brady, Kendall Coffey, Michael Dettmer, W. Thomas Dillard, Terry Pechota, David Shapiro, and John Smietanka filed.|
|Jul 12 2019||Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.|
|Jul 19 2019||Reply of petitioner Terence Andrus filed.|
|Jul 25 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.|
|Aug 14 2019||Record Requested.|
|Oct 04 2019||Record received from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The record is electronic.|
|Oct 10 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.|
|Oct 16 2019||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.|
|Nov 06 2019||Rescheduled.|
|Nov 12 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.|
|Nov 18 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.|
|Dec 02 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.|
|Dec 09 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.|
|Jan 06 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Jan 13 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.|
|Jan 21 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.|
|Feb 14 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.|
|Feb 24 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.|
|Mar 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.|
|Mar 16 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/20/2020.|
|Mar 23 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/27/2020.|
|Mar 30 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/3/2020.|
|Apr 13 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.|
|Apr 20 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/24/2020.|
|Apr 27 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.|
|May 11 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.|
|May 18 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.|
|May 22 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.|
|Jun 01 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.|
|Jun 08 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.|
|Jun 15 2020||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for the court to address the prejudice prong of Strickland in a manner not inconsistent with this opinion. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch join, dissenting. (Detached Opinion).|
|Jul 17 2020||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Jul 17 2020||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."