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On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the court is expected to release orders from the February 21 conference. At 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Click to read our preview from Noah Sachs.
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On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m.

Andrus v. Texas

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-9674 Tex. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the standard for assessing ineffective assistance of counsel claims, announced in Strickland v. Washington, fails to protect the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and the 14th Amendment right to due process when, in death-penalty cases involving flagrantly deficient performance, courts can deny relief following a truncated “no prejudice” analysis that does not account for the evidence amassed in a habeas proceeding and relies on a trial record shaped by trial counsel’s ineffective representation.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

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.
Nov 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Dec 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Dec 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Jan 06 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
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