Andrus v. Texas

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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 29 2019Application (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 2019Application (18A1011) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until June 13, 2019.
Jun 12 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 15, 2019)
Jul 12 2019Brief amici curiae of James S. Brady, Kendall Coffey, Michael Dettmer, W. Thomas Dillard, Terry Pechota, David Shapiro, and John Smietanka filed.
Jul 12 2019Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Jul 19 2019Reply of petitioner Terence Andrus filed.
Jul 25 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Aug 14 2019Record Requested.
Oct 04 2019Record received from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. The record is electronic.
Oct 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 16 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 06 2019Rescheduled.
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Jun 15 2020Motion 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 2020MANDATE ISSUED.
Jul 17 2020JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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