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Crutsinger v. Davis

Petition for certiorari denied on September 4, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-5755 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether in ruling on a 60(b) motion for relief from judgment, a court can consider “a change in the law” as one of many wide-range of factors, in determining whether extraordinary circumstances are present, warranting relief from judgment; and (2) whether an allegation that an indigent, death-sentenced habeas applicant has been deprived of his statutory right to representation in a 28 U.S.C. § 2254 federal habeas corpus proceeding is an allegation that there existed a structural defect in the integrity of the proceeding, and whether an applicant can challenge that structural defect in a Motion for Relief From the Judgment under Fed. R. Civ. P. 60(b).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 29 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 30, 2019)
Aug 29 2019Application (19A237) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.
Sep 03 2019Brief of respondent Lorie Davis in opposition filed.
Sep 03 2019Response to application from respondent Lorie Davis filed.
Sep 04 2019Reply of petitioner Billy J. Crutsinger filed.
Sep 04 2019Application (19A237) referred to the Court.
Sep 04 2019Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Sep 04 2019Application (19A237) denied by the Court.