|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-1480||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2013|
Issue: (1) Whether a state-court order denying a request for relief on a constitutional claim “for lack of merit in the grounds presented” constitutes a merits adjudication of that claim for purposes of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA); and (2) whether a federal habeas court may, consistent with AEDPA, delve into the internal procedures of a state court to support its speculation that an order denying relief “for lack of merit” is not, in fact, a merits adjudication.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 19 2013||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 22, 2013)|
|Jul 15 2013||Brief of respondent Tyrik McClellan in opposition filed.|
|Jul 15 2013||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Tyrik McClellan.|
|Jul 31 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.|
|Aug 27 2013||Reply of petitioner Lloyd Rapelje filed. (Distributed).|
|Oct 7 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.|
|Oct 15 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.|
|Oct 28 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 1, 2013.|
|Nov 4 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 8, 2013.|
|Nov 12 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 15, 2013.|
|Nov 18 2013||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Nov 18 2013||Petition DENIED. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Scalia joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari.(Detached Opinion)|
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