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Shoop v. Cunningham

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1587 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit erred by granting habeas relief based on an alleged misapplication of its own circuit precedent under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, which generally prohibits courts from awarding habeas relief to state prisoners but lifts that prohibition with respect to prisoners in custody because of a state-court ruling that was “contrary to, or involved an unreasonable application of, clearly established Federal law, as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States”; and (2) whether, when the requirements for a federal evidentiary hearing are otherwise satisfied but Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b)(1) forbids considering the only evidence supporting an evidentiary hearing, a court must hold the hearing regardless.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 16 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 25, 2022)
Jul 05 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 18, 2022 to August 17, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 06 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 17, 2022.
Jul 25 2022Brief amici curiae of Kentucky, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia filed.