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Syed v. Maryland

Petition for certiorari denied on November 25, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-227 Md. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issue: Whether a court evaluating prejudice under Strickland v. Washington must take the state’s case as it was presented to the jury, as 10 state and federal courts have held, or whether the court may instead hypothesize that the jury may have disbelieved the state’s case, as the Maryland Court of Appeals held below.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 17 2019Application (18A1320) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 18, 2019 to August 19, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jun 18 2019Application (18A1320) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 19, 2019.
Aug 19 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 20, 2019)
Aug 26 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Adnan Syed.
Sep 10 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 20, 2019 to October 21, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 13 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 21, 2019.
Sep 17 2019Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Sep 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Martin Tankleff and Thirty-Eight Other Wrongfully Convicted Individuals filed.
Sep 20 2019Brief amici curiae of The Innocence Network and The Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed.
Oct 18 2019Brief of respondent State of Maryland in opposition filed.
Nov 01 2019Reply of petitioner Adnan Syed filed.
Nov 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Nov 25 2019Petition DENIED.
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