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Wearry v. Cain

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-10008 La. Not Argued Mar 7, 2016 6-2 Per Curiam OT 2015

Holding: Louisiana's postconviction court erred in denying Michael Wearry's request for post-conviction relief, because the prosecution's failure to disclose material evidence supporting Wearry's innocence violated his due process rights.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on March 7, 2016. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Thomas joined.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 27 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 1, 2015)
Jul 27 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 24, 2015.
Aug 24 2015Brief of respondent Burl Cain, Warden in opposition filed.
Sep 8 2015Reply of petitioner Michael Wearry filed. (Distributed)
Sep 10 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 28, 2015.
Sep 15 2015Record Requested .
Oct 1 2015Record received from District Court of Louisiana, Livingston Parish. The record is electronic.
Oct 8 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 30, 2015.
Oct 9 2015Rescheduled.
Oct 29 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 13, 2015.
Nov 16 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 24, 2015.
Nov 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Dec 7 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 11, 2015.
Dec 28 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Jan 11 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Feb 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 7 2016Petition Granted. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting. (Detached opinion).