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Pike v. Gross

Petition for certiorari denied on June 8, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-1054 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a defendant who asserts that trial counsel failed to present key evidence is precluded from showing prejudice under Strickland v. Washington, unless the evidence omitted at trial differs substantially in subject matter from the evidence actually presented; and (2) whether the Eighth and 14th Amendments prohibit condemning to death a defendant who was 18 years old at the time of the offense.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 06 2019Application (19A642) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 25, 2019 to February 23, 2020, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Dec 17 2019Application (19A642) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until February 24, 2020.
Feb 21 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 26, 2020)
Mar 26 2020Brief amici curiae of National Association for Public Defense, et al. filed.
Mar 26 2020Brief of respondent Gloria Gross in opposition filed.
Apr 02 2020Motion of petitioner to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari under Rule 15.5 from April 15, 2020 to May 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 02 2020Motion to delay distribution of the petition for a writ of certiorari until May 19, 2020, granted.
May 18 2020Reply of petitioner Christa Gail Pike filed.
May 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.
Jun 08 2020Petition DENIED.
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