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Simmons v. United States

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1704 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether a court can summarily dismiss a pro se habeas petition as untimely for failure to adequately allege a causal connection when petitioner explains how a government impediment “prevented” him from filing timely but does not allege with specificity how he discovered and attempted to remedy that impediment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 04 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 9, 2021)
Jun 30 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 9, 2021 to August 9, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 9, 2021.
Jul 09 2021Amicus brief of Rights Behind Bars submitted.
Jul 21 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from August 9, 2021 to September 8, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Jul 22 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including September 8, 2021.