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On Wednesday the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Mission Product Holdings Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC; Ronald Mann has our preview.

Washington v. Alabama

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-742 Ala. Crim. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, under Strickland v. Washington, a court assessing the prejudice resulting from trial counsel’s errors should consider each error in isolation or should consider the cumulative effect of the errors.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 27 2018Application (18A332) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 11, 2018 to December 10, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Sep 28 2018Application (18A332) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until December 10, 2018.
Dec 10 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 10, 2019)
Dec 13 2018Waiver of right of respondent State of Alabama to respond filed.
Dec 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 02 2019Response Requested. (Due February 1, 2019)
Jan 18 2019Brief of respondent State of Alabama in opposition filed.
Feb 01 2019Reply of petitioner Brandon Washington filed.
Feb 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.
Term Snapshot