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Walker v. Mississippi

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2021
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-1306 Miss. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: (1) Whether the Mississippi Supreme Court failed to adhere to the Supreme Court’s Sixth Amendment jurisprudence requiring counsel in a capital case to conduct a thorough investigation of their client’s background and history, and that purported “tactical” decisions are only reasonable to the extent they are based on such an investigation; and (2) whether Alan Walker was denied the effective assistance of counsel in the preparation and presentation of mitigation at his capital trial.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 08 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 19, 2021)
Apr 05 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 19, 2021 to May 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 06 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 19, 2021.
May 19 2021Brief of respondent Mississippi in opposition filed.
Jun 08 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/24/2021.
Jun 28 2021Petition DENIED.