|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether a district court has the authority to reconsider the merits of a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 action in response to a prisoner’s timely post-judgment motion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e); and (2) whether, assuming that a prisoner’s notice of appeal would otherwise be timely under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(4)(A), the court of appeals’s subsequent decision that the post-judgment motion was, in substance, a successive “claim” for relief renders the appeal of the original judgment untimely and deprives that court of jurisdiction over the appeal.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 10 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 15, 2019)|
|Jan 30 2019||Waiver of right of respondent United States of America to respond filed.|
|Feb 07 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.|
|Feb 13 2019||Response Requested. (Due March 15, 2019)|
|Mar 05 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 15, 2019 to April 15, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 06 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 15, 2019.|
|Mar 28 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 15, 2019 to May 15, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 29 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 15, 2019.|
|May 15 2019||Brief of respondent United States of America in opposition filed.|
|May 29 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/13/2019.|
|May 29 2019||Reply of petitioner Joel Darnell Patton filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 17 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/20/2019.|
|Jun 24 2019||Petition DENIED.|
|Jul 02 2019||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Jul 11 2019||DISTRIBUTED.|
|Aug 05 2019||Rehearing DENIED.|
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