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Cruz v. Arizona

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-846 Ariz. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2022

Issue: Whether the Arizona Supreme Court’s holding that Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1 (g) precluded post-conviction relief is an adequate and independent state-law ground for the judgment.

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.
Feb 04 2022Brief of respondent Arizona in opposition filed.
Feb 22 2022Reply of petitioner John Montenegro Cruz filed. (Distributed)
Feb 23 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/18/2022.
Mar 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/25/2022.
Mar 28 2022Petition GRANTED limited to the following question: Whether the Arizona Supreme Court’s holding that Arizona Rule of Criminal Procedure 32.1(g) precluded post-conviction relief is an adequate and independent state-law ground for the judgment.
Apr 07 2022Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Apr 28 2022Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 13, 2022. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 12, 2022.
Jun 06 2022Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, John Montenegro Cruz
Jun 13 2022Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, State of Arizona
Jun 13 2022Brief of petitioner John Montenegro Cruz filed.
Jun 13 2022Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jun 21 2022Amicus brief of Habeas Scholars not accepted for filing. (June 22, 2022)
Jun 21 2022Brief amici curiae of Ohio Justice & Policy Center and Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed.
Jun 21 2022Brief amici curiae of Federal Courts Scholars filed.
Jun 21 2022Brief amici curiae of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, et al. filed.
Jun 21 2022Brief amici curiae of Arizona Capital Representation Project, et al. filed.
Jun 21 2022Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.