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Schexnayder v. Vannoy

Petition for certiorari denied on December 9, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-8341 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether jurists of reason could debate whether to apply deference under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act to a state court decision arising out of a secret, 13-year-long policy to deny all pro se prisoner writ applications without judicial review.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 18 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 8, 2019)
Mar 18 2019Waiver of right of respondent Darrel Vannoy to respond filed.
Mar 25 2019Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Darrel Vannoy.
Mar 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/12/2019.
Mar 29 2019Blanket Consent and letter filed by Petitioner, Louie M. Schexnayder
Apr 04 2019Brief amicus curiae of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)
Apr 08 2019Affidavit of Service filed with respect to the brief of amicus curiae for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Apr 08 2019Certificate of Compliance filed with respect to the brief of amicus curiae for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Apr 09 2019Response Requested. (Due May 9, 2019)
Apr 17 2019Motion of Darrel Vannoy for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (April 22, 2019 -- Corrected version submitted)
Apr 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 9, 2019 to June 10, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 22 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 10, 2019.
May 01 2019Letter and Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party received from petitioner.
Jun 10 2019Brief of respondent Darrel Vannoy in opposition filed.
Jun 26 2019Reply of petitioner Louie M. Schexnayder filed.
Jun 27 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Sep 24 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/11/2019.
Oct 10 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 15 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/18/2019.
Oct 16 2019Rescheduled.
Oct 28 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/1/2019.
Oct 28 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/8/2019.
Nov 06 2019Rescheduled.
Nov 12 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/15/2019.
Nov 18 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Dec 02 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/6/2019.
Dec 09 2019Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
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