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Nassau County District Attorney’s Office v. Orlando

Petition for certiorari denied on May 18, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1421 2d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether the court of appeals violated the deferential review requirements of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d) by setting aside a state murder conviction based on its de novo analysis of a confrontation claim without fulfilling its obligation to consider the arguments supporting the state court’s denial of the claim or whether fair-minded jurists could agree with the state court’s conclusions; (2) whether the court of appeals misapplied the Supreme Court’s holdings in Bruton v. United States and Tennessee v. Street, and violated Teague v. Lane, by granting habeas relief based on a new rule of law, when it held that the constitutional guarantee of confrontation precludes the admission of inculpatory accomplice statements—even if not admitted for their truth and accompanied by limiting instructions—unless the defendant has testified and the state refrains from referencing the accomplice statements in any manner or expressly disavows the truth of the statements; and (3) whether the court of appeals erred in determining that the state court’s failure to follow its new confrontation rule constituted an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, when the Supreme Court has never promulgated the new confrontation rule announced by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 08 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 13, 2019)
Jun 11 2019Waiver of right of respondent Mark Orlando to respond filed.
Jun 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Jul 24 2019Response Requested. (Due August 23, 2019)
Aug 20 2019Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Mark Orlando.
Aug 20 2019Brief of respondent Mark Orlando in opposition filed.
Sep 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 18 2019Reply of petitioner Nassau County District Attorney's Office filed. (Distributed)
Sep 26 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/11/2019.
Oct 08 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/18/2019.
Oct 17 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 30 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 06 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 13 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Nov 20 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Dec 03 2019Rescheduled.
Dec 09 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/13/2019.
Dec 09 2019Rescheduled.
Jan 06 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.
Jan 08 2020Rescheduled.
Jan 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/17/2020.
Jan 16 2020Rescheduled.
Jan 21 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/24/2020.
Jan 22 2020Rescheduled.
Feb 14 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/21/2020.
Feb 19 2020Rescheduled.
Feb 24 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.
Feb 27 2020Rescheduled.
Mar 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.
Mar 02 2020Rescheduled.
Mar 16 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/20/2020.
Mar 18 2020Rescheduled.
Mar 23 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/27/2020.
Mar 25 2020Rescheduled.
Mar 30 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/3/2020.
Apr 01 2020Rescheduled.
Apr 13 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/17/2020.
Apr 15 2020Rescheduled.
Apr 20 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/24/2020.
Apr 22 2020Rescheduled.
Apr 27 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.
Apr 29 2020Rescheduled.
May 11 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
May 18 2020Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
May 18 2020Petition DENIED.