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Pye v. Emmons

Petition for certiorari denied on October 30, 2023
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
23-31 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2023

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit’s novel construction of 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d) — under which a state prisoner is ineligible for federal habeas relief even when the state court has “unreasonabl[y]” rejected his claim so long as the federal court can provide some reasonable “justification” for the state court’s “reason” for denying relief — is inconsistent with the statutory text and in direct conflict with this court’s decision in Wilson v. Sellers; and (2) whether 28 U.S.C. § 2254(e)(1) applies when a state prisoner seeks federal habeas relief solely on the state-court evidentiary record.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 11 2023Application (22A992) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 7, 2023 to August 6, 2023, submitted to Justice Thomas.
May 15 2023Application (22A992) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until July 7, 2023.
Jul 07 2023Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 10, 2023)
Aug 02 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 10, 2023 to September 25, 2023, submitted to The Clerk.
Aug 04 2023Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including September 25, 2023
Sep 25 2023Brief of respondent Shawn Emmons, Warden, Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in opposition filed.
Oct 11 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2023.
Oct 11 2023Reply of petitioner Willie James Pye filed. (Distributed)
Oct 30 2023Petition DENIED.