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Smith v. Mays

Petition for certiorari denied on June 10, 2019
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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 18 2019Application (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 2019Application (18A764) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until February 28, 2019.
Feb 28 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 1, 2019)
Mar 12 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 15 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 1, 2019.
May 01 2019Brief of respondent Tony Mays in opposition filed.
May 21 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.
May 21 2019Reply of petitioner Oscar Franklin Smith filed. (Distributed)
Jun 10 2019Petition DENIED.