|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-9329||S.C. Ct. C.P. Orangeburg Cnty.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2016|
Issues: (1) Whether it is a violation of the Sixth Amendment guarantee of conflict-free counsel for a lawyer who previously prosecuted a defendant to represent that same defendant in a subsequent and related capital trial; and (2) whether a valid waiver of the right to conflict-free counsel can be found when the trial record contains no mention of a conflict or waiver, and the post-conviction record does not address, let alone satisfy, the constitutionally required elements of a valid waiver.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 11 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 15, 2016)|
|Jun 21 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including July 15, 2016.|
|Jul 15 2016||Brief of respondent South Carolina in opposition filed.|
|Aug 4 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Aug 25 2016||Record Requested .|
|Aug 30 2016||Reply of petitioner Sammie Louis Stokes filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 29 2016||Record received from the Supreme Court of South Carolina. The record is electronic.|
|Oct 6 2016||Record received from the Court of Common Pleas of South Carolina, Orangeburg County (1 box).|
|Oct 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 28, 2016.|
|Oct 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 4, 2016.|
|Nov 7 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 10, 2016.|
|Nov 14 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.|
|Nov 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 2, 2016.|
|Dec 5 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 9, 2016.|
|Dec 12 2016||Petition DENIED.|
|Jan 27 2017||Record returned to the Court of Common Pleas of South Carolina, Orangeburg County (1 box).|
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