|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.|
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
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