|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance under Strickland v. Washington based upon counsel's failure to raise a structural error must – in addition to demonstrating deficient performance – show that he was prejudiced by counsel's ineffectiveness, or whether prejudice is presumed because the harm from structural errors is “necessarily unquantifiable and indeterminate,” Sullivan v. Louisiana.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 9 2015||Application (14A746) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 19, 2015 to March 20, 2015, submitted to Justice Breyer.|
|Jan 9 2015||Application (14A746) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until March 20, 2015.|
|Jan 12 2015||Letter dated January 9, 2015, for counsel for applicant received.|
|Mar 20 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 22, 2015)|
|Apr 1 2015||Waiver of right of respondent Massachusetts to respond filed.|
|Apr 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.|
|Apr 27 2015||Response Requested . (Due May 27, 2015)|
|May 20 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 27, 2015.|
|Jul 27 2015||Brief of respondent Massachusetts in opposition filed.|
|Aug 12 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.|
|Aug 12 2015||Reply of petitioner Edmund D. LaChance, Jr. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 5 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 9, 2015.|
|Oct 13 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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