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Jones v. Hendrix

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-857 8th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether federal inmates who did not — because established circuit precedent stood firmly against them — challenge their convictions on the ground that the statute of conviction did not criminalize their activity may apply for habeas relief under 28 U.S.C § 2241 after the Supreme Court later makes clear in a retroactively applicable decision that the circuit precedent was wrong and that they are legally innocent of the crime of conviction.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 22 2021Application (21A117) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 4, 2021 to December 9, 2021, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Oct 29 2021Application (21A117) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until December 9, 2021.
Dec 07 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 10, 2022)
Dec 17 2021Waiver of right of respondent Dewayne Hendrix to respond filed.
Dec 22 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/7/2022.
Dec 29 2021Response Requested. (Due January 28, 2022)