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Cruz v. Arizona

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-846 Ariz. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court’s decision in Lynch v. Arizona — confirming that the rule announced in Simmons v. South Carolina (that due process entitles a capital defendant whose future dangerousness is at issue to inform the jury that he will be ineligible for parole if not sentenced to death) applies in Arizona — applied a settled rule of federal law that must be applied to cases pending on collateral review in Arizona.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 22 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 6, 2022)
Dec 16 2021Waiver of Arizona filed 12/16/21 removed from docket. (See Rule 15.1)
Dec 20 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 6, 2022 to February 7, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 7, 2022.
Jan 06 2022Amicus brief of LatinoJustice PRLDEF not accepted for filing. (January 07, 2022 - correct pdf to be re-efiled)
Jan 06 2022Brief amicus curiae of LatinoJustice PRLDEF filed.
Jan 06 2022Brief amici curiae of Habeas Scholars filed.