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Trammell v. Williams

Petition for certiorari denied on March 3, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-587 10th Cir. _ N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the court of appeals exceeded its authority to grant a writ of habeas corpus when it completely disregarded and ignored this Court’s well-established precedent of Woodford v. Visciotti and its progeny, by finding a state court’s application of Beck v. Alabama contrary to United States Supreme Court precedent, although the state court expressly recognized, cited and applied the appropriate federal standard of review but its analysis was not a model of clarity; and (2) whether the decision of the court of appeals finding error under Beck based solely on speculative and non-existent evidence is so clearly erroneous, and in conflict with other lower federal courts, that this Court should, if not grant plenary review, at least grant certiorari, vacate the court of appeals’ decision, and remand with instructions to deny habeas corpus relief.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 8 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 13, 2013)
Nov 26 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 8, 2014.
Jan 8 2014Brief of respondent Sterling B. Williams in opposition filed.
Jan 8 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Sterling B. Williams.
Jan 22 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 21, 2014.
Feb 24 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 28, 2014.
Mar 3 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Mar 3 2014Petition DENIED.
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