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Brown v. Brown

Petition for certiorari denied on April 16, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-887 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the Indiana procedure that allows trial-counsel Strickland v. Washington claims on direct appeal in one of two ways–defendants may assert the claims in their brief on direct appeal if they choose to make no further record in support of their claims or, if they wish to develop a record, defendants may suspend their direct appeal while they develop the factual record in the trial court–satisfies the Martinez-Trevino doctrine, which allows a federal habeas court to hear a substantial claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel if a state denies a meaningful opportunity to raise the claim on direct appeal.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 05 2017Application (17A386) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 17, 2017 to December 16, 2017, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Oct 10 2017Application (17A386) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 16, 2017.
Dec 18 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2018)
Jan 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 22, 2018 to February 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 21, 2018
Feb 21 2018Brief of respondent Dentrell Brown in opposition filed.
Mar 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Mar 07 2018Reply of petitioner Richard Brown, Warden, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility filed. (Distributed)
Mar 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.
Apr 09 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.
Apr 16 2018Petition DENIED.