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Crutsinger v. Texas

Petition for certiorari denied on September 4, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-5715 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether the court appointment of a lawyer not competent to represent an indigent, death-sentenced prisoner at any stage of the initial state collateral proceeding, contrary to the state's guarantee of a right to competent counsel, results in a denial of a 14th Amendment right of access to courts and is in conflict with Johnson v. Avery and Wolff v. McDonnell.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 27 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 26, 2019)
Aug 27 2019Application (19A226) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.
Aug 30 2019Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Aug 30 2019Response to application from respondent Texas filed.
Sep 03 2019Reply of petitioner Billy J. Crutsinger filed.
Sep 03 2019Reply of applicant Billy J. Crutsinger filed.
Sep 04 2019Application (19A226) referred to the Court.
Sep 04 2019Petition DENIED.
Sep 04 2019Application (19A226) denied by the Court.