|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-1132||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issue: Whether Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler apply to ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel claims that were technically raised in state habeas proceedings but went wholly unsubstantiated due to the ineffective assistance of state habeas counsel.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 18 2019||Application (18A764) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 29, 2019 to February 28, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|Jan 28 2019||Application (18A764) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until February 28, 2019.|
|Feb 28 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 1, 2019)|
|Mar 12 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 15 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 1, 2019.|
|May 01 2019||Brief of respondent Tony Mays in opposition filed.|
|May 21 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.|
|May 21 2019||Reply of petitioner Oscar Franklin Smith filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 10 2019||Petition DENIED.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices return to the bench for oral arguments in a pair of public-corruption cases, both stemming from scandals in New York politics that arose during Andrew Cuomo's time as governor. In both cases, the defendants are claiming prosecutorial overreach.
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court REJECTS Trump's bid to prevent the House Ways & Means Committee from obtaining his tax returns. No noted dissents.
The brief order may end years of litigation over the committee's efforts to review the tax records of Trump and his businesses.
JUST IN: Whisky, dog toys... and trademark law.
SCOTUS has agreed to hear a dispute between Jack Daniel's and a company that makes squeaking "Bad Spaniels" dog toys. The case will have implications for the tension between parody & intellectual property. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zr_e1p3.pdf
In a quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS adds no new cases to its docket. The court will not hear Brooks v. Abbott, a challenge to an alleged racial gerrymander of a state senate district in Texas. Here's the full order list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/112122zor_7lhn.pdf
JUST IN: The Biden administration, as expected, asks the Supreme Court to revive Biden's student-loan relief plan. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit blocked the government from implementing the plan; Biden wants SCOTUS to lift that ruling. https://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/22A444-2.pdf