|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|12-794||6th Cir.||Dec 11, 2013||Apr 23, 2014||6-3||Scalia||OT 2013|
Holding: Because the Kentucky Supreme Court’s rejection of respondent’s Fifth Amendment claim was not objectively unreasonable, the Sixth Circuit erred in granting the writ of habeas.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on April 23, 2014. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor joined.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 26 2012||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 4, 2013)|
|Dec 26 2012||Appendix of Randy White, Warden filed.|
|Jan 25 2013||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2013.|
|Mar 6 2013||Brief of respondent Robert Keith Woodall in opposition filed.|
|Mar 6 2013||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Robert Keith Woodall.|
|Mar 20 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.|
|Mar 25 2013||Reply of petitioner Randy White, Warden filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 9 2013||Record Requested .|
|Apr 10 2013||Record received for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucy are electronically filed (Not on PACER)|
|Apr 16 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 9, 2013.|
|Apr 26 2013||Record received from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky at Paducah (2 Boxes).|
|Apr 30 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 16, 2013.|
|May 20 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 23, 2013.|
|May 28 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.|
|Jun 3 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 6, 2013.|
|Jun 10 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 13, 2013.|
|Jun 17 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 20, 2013.|
|Jun 25 2013||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 26, 2013.|
|Jun 27 2013||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Jun 27 2013||Petition GRANTED.|
|Jul 12 2013||The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 11, 2013.|
|Jul 18 2013||Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent Robert Keith Woodall.|
|Jul 24 2013||Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.|
|Sep 11 2013||Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner and counsel for the respondent.|
|Sep 11 2013||Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)|
|Sep 11 2013||Brief of petitioner Randy White, Warden filed.|
|Sep 17 2013||SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday December 11, 2013.|
|Sep 17 2013||CIRCULATED|
|Sep 17 2013||Brief amici curiae of Arizona and Thirteen Other States filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 18 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Texas filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 18 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 1 2013||The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including November 12, 2013.|
|Oct 7 2013||Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent GRANTED. Laurence E. Komp, Esquire, of Manchester, Missouri, is appointed to serve as counsel for the respondent in this case.|
|Nov 12 2013||Brief of respondent Robert Keith Woodall filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 19 2013||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed. (Distributed)|
|Nov 19 2013||Brief amicus curiae of Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 3 2013||Reply of petitioner Randy White, Warden filed. (Distributed)|
|Dec 11 2013||Argued. For petitioner: Susan R. Lenz, Assistant Attorney General, Frankfort, Ky. For respondent: Laurence E. Komp, Manchester, Mo. (Appointed by this Court.)|
|Apr 23 2014||Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Scalia, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Roberts, C. J., and Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.|
|May 19 2014||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|May 27 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.|
|Jun 16 2014||Rehearing DENIED.|
|Jun 16 2014||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Jun 17 2014||Record returned for U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit.|
Justice Alito will give a speech Thursday at Notre Dame on the shadow docket. At his request, the speech will not be publicly livestreamed or recorded.
Justices Barrett & Thomas also gave recent speeches with no livestream (though video of Thomas' was released after the fact).
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