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Harris v. Texas

Petition for certiorari denied on October 2, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-1114 Tex. Crim. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals contravened the Eighth and 14th Amendments, and this court’s precedents, when it evaluated petitioner’s intellectual-disability claim based on its own standard instead of medically accepted criteria; and (2) whether petitioner received ineffective assistance of counsel in violation of the Sixth Amendment when his counsel abandoned an investigation into his intellectual disability without having any medical professional evaluate the defendant for that condition.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 10 2023Application (22A812) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 10, 2023 to June 9, 2023, submitted to Justice Alito.
Mar 15 2023Application (22A812) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until May 10, 2023.
May 10 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 14, 2023)
Jun 08 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 14, 2023 to August 14, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 12 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 14, 2023.
Jul 25 2023Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Aug 08 2023Reply of petitioner James Harris, Jr. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 09 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/26/2023.
Oct 02 2023Petition DENIED.