|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|13-7211||5th Cir. _||Oct 15, 2015||Jan 14, 2015||6-3||Scalia||OT 2014|
Holding: A prisoner who sought federal habeas relief based on three theories of ineffective assistance of counsel and prevailed in the district court on two of them is not required to file a cross-appeal or seek a certificate of appealability on the third theory to rely on it as part of his defense against the state’s appeal.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on January 14, 2015. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Kennedy and Justice Alito joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 28 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 4, 2013)|
|Dec 5 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 3, 2014.|
|Dec 26 2013||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 3, 2014.|
|Feb 3 2014||Brief of respondent William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division in opposition filed.|
|Feb 20 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 7, 2014.|
|Mar 10 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.|
|Mar 24 2014||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis GRANTED. Petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 4 presented by the petition.|
|Apr 1 2014||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Robert Mitchell Jennings.|
|Apr 14 2014||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 10, 2014.|
|Apr 14 2014||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 12, 2014.|
|Apr 16 2014||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 2, 2014.|
|May 5 2014||Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED. Randolph L. Schaffer, Jr., Esquire, of Houston, Texas is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case|
|Jun 6 2014||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Jun 6 2014||Brief of petitioner Robert Mitchell Jennings filed.|
|Jun 17 2014||Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in support of neither party filed.|
|Jul 9 2014||Record requested from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.|
|Jul 18 2014||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 15, 2014|
|Jul 22 2014||Record received from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit is electronic and located on PACER.|
|Jul 29 2014||Record received from U.S.D.C. Southern District of Texas Houston Division. (2 - Box)|
|Aug 12 2014||Brief of respondent William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division filed.|
|Aug 14 2014||CIRCULATED.|
|Sep 11 2014||Reply of petitioner Robert Mitchell Jennings filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 15 2014||Argued. For petitioner: Randolph L. Schaffer, Jr., Houston, Tex. For respondent: Andrew S. Oldham, Deputy Solicitor General, Austin, Tex.|
|Jan 14 2015||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Thomas, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Kennedy and Alito, JJ., joined.|
|Feb 18 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Feb 20 2015||Record returned to U.S.D.C. Southern District of Texas Houston Division. 2 Boxes.|
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