|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|11-465||9th Cir.||Oct 3, 2012||Feb 20, 2013||9-0||Alito||OT 2012|
Holding: For purposes of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), when a state court rules against a defendant in an opinion that rejects some of the defendant’s claims but does not expressly address a federal claim, a federal habeas court must presume, subject to rebuttal, that the federal claim was adjudicated on the merits.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Alito on February 20, 2013. Justice Scalia filled an opinion concurring in the judgment.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 10 2011||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 14, 2011)|
|Oct 10 2011||Appendix of Javier Cavazos, Acting Warden filed.|
|Nov 1 2011||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 14, 2011.|
|Dec 9 2011||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including December 21, 2011.|
|Dec 21 2011||Brief of respondent Tara Sheneva Williams in opposition filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 21 2011||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Tara Sheneva Williams. (Distributed)|
|Dec 28 2011||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2012.|
|Jan 4 2012||Reply of petitioner Javier Cavazos, Acting Warden filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 13 2012||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Jan 13 2012||Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.|
|Feb 10 2012||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including March 28, 2012.|
|Feb 17 2012||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including May 29, 2012.|
|Mar 28 2012||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Mar 28 2012||Brief of petitioner Deborah K. Johnson, Acting Warden filed.|
|Apr 4 2012||Brief amici curiae of Illinois, et al. filed.|
|May 29 2012||Brief of respondent Tara Sheneva Williams filed.|
|Jun 5 2012||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jun 28 2012||Reply of petitioner Deborah K. Johnson, Acting Warden filed.|
|Jul 23 2012||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 3, 2012|
|Jul 24 2012||CIRCULATED.|
|Jul 27 2012||Record from U.S.D.C. for Central District of California received from Chamber of Judge Reinhardt of the U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit.|
|Aug 7 2012||Record received fro U.S.C.A. for 9th Circuit. (1 envelope)|
|Oct 3 2012||Argued. For petitioner: Stephanie Brenan, Deputy Attorney General, Los Angeles, Cal. For respondent: Kurt D. Hermansen, San Diego, Cal.|
|Feb 20 2013||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment.|
|Mar 13 2013||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Mar 20 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Apr 15 2013||Rehearing DENIED.|
|Apr 15 2013||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jun 3 2013||Record returned to U.S. District Court for Central District of California.|
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