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Manzano v. Indiana

Petition for certiorari denied on June 1, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-631 Ind. Ct. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether, when a criminal defendant seeks to vacate a guilty plea on the ground that defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance, in order to establish prejudice the defendant must show that but for counsel’s errors he would not have pleaded guilty and would have insisted on going to trial (as this Court, all twelve federal circuits, and virtually all the states hold), or whether the defendant must also show that had he gone to trial he would have been acquitted (as the Indiana Supreme Court persists in holding).

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 21 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 29, 2014)
Dec 31 2014Waiver of right of respondent Indiana to respond filed.
Jan 14 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Jan 23 2015Response Requested . (Due February 23, 2015)
Feb 23 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 25, 2015.
Mar 25 2015Brief of respondent Indiana in opposition filed.
Apr 3 2015Reply of petitioner Juan Manzano filed.
Apr 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.
Apr 27 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.
May 4 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.
May 4 2015Record Requested .
May 13 2015Record received from the Indiana Supreme Court (1 envelope).
May 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 26 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.
Jun 1 2015Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor dissents.
Jul 15 2015Record from Indiana Supreme Court has been returned.