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Lopez v. Smith

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-946 9th Cir. Not Argued Oct 6, 2014 TBD TBD OT 2014

Holding: Because the Supreme Court’s caselaw does not clearly establish that a prosecutor’s focus on one theory of liability can render earlier notice of another theory of liability inadequate, the decision of the court of appeals granting habeas relief is reversed.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 5 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 10, 2014)
Feb 27 2014Waiver of right of respondent Marvin Vernis Smith to respond filed.
Mar 19 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 4, 2014.
Mar 26 2014Response Requested . (Due April 25, 2014)
Apr 14 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 27, 2014.
May 27 2014Brief of respondent Marvin Vernis Smith in opposition filed.
Jun 6 2014Reply of petitioner Raul Lopez, Warden filed.
Jun 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2014.
Jun 30 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 30, 2014.
Jul 7 2014Record Requested .
Jul 15 2014Partial record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit (2 boxes). The remaining record is electronic.
Sep 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. (Detached Opinion)
Nov 18 2014The record has been returned to U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.