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Ryan v. Hurles

Petition for certiorari denied on December 1, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-191 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether, under this Court's decision in Martinez v. Ryan, post-conviction counsel's ineffectiveness can provide cause to excuse the procedural default of an ineffective-assistance-of-appellate-counsel claim, or whether Martinez v. Ryan is limited to excusing only the default of a claim of ineffective assistance of trial counsel; and (2) whether, under the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA), a state-court adjudication of a judicial-bias claim is per se unreasonable under 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(2) merely because the allegedly biased judge rules on the claim based on facts within her knowledge without first conducting an evidentiary hearing, or whether a federal court must grant AEDPA deference to the judge's determination when the evidence in the state-court record supports it.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 14 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 18, 2014)
Sep 18 2014Brief of respondent Richard D. Hurles in opposition filed.
Sep 18 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Richard D. Hurles.
Oct 2 2014Reply of petitioner Charles L. Ryan, Director, Arizona Department of Corrections filed.
Oct 8 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 31, 2014.
Nov 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.
Nov 10 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.
Nov 17 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 25, 2014.
Dec 1 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Dec 1 2014Petition DENIED.
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