|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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 05 2017||Application (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 2017||Application (17A386) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until December 16, 2017.|
|Dec 18 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 22, 2018)|
|Jan 17 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 22, 2018 to February 21, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 22 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 21, 2018|
|Feb 21 2018||Brief of respondent Dentrell Brown in opposition filed.|
|Mar 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 07 2018||Reply of petitioner Richard Brown, Warden, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Apr 09 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.|
|Apr 16 2018||Petition DENIED.|
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Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
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Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
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The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
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