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McGee v. McFadden

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-7277 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit erred when it found no constitutional error when the state failed to disclose Brady evidence, a letter from a jailhouse snitch, until the post-trial hearing for a motion for a new trial; (2) whether the state and federal courts’ decisions were contrary to Giglio v. United States, United States v. Bagley, Brady v. Maryland and Napue v. Illinois when the state failed to disclose material impeachment evidence, a letter from a jailhouse snitch who testified that petitioner confessed to him; and (3) whether the state and federal courts erred in finding that trial counsel rendered effective assistance of counsel when he failed to interview Michael Jones and call him as a witness.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 20 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 6, 2019)
Jan 17 2019Waiver of right of respondent Joseph McFadden to respond filed.
Jan 31 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 11 2019Response Requested. (Due March 13, 2019)
Feb 11 2019Record Requested.
Feb 12 2019Record received from the USCA-4th Circuit. The record is available on PACER.
Feb 13 2019Record received from the USDC-SC. One restricted item was transmitted electronically, and the remainder of the record is available on PACER.
Mar 13 2019Brief of respondent Joseph McFadden in opposition filed.
Mar 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2019.
Apr 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/18/2019.
Apr 22 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
May 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/16/2019.
May 20 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/23/2019.
May 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/30/2019.
Jun 03 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.
Jun 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/13/2019.
Jun 17 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.
Jun 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2019.
Jun 28 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Jul 16 2019Petition for Rehearing filed.
Aug 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Oct 07 2019Rehearing DENIED.
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