|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-618||6th Cir.||Not Argued||Mar 30, 2015||TBD||Per Curiam||OT 2014|
Holding: The lower court’s decision holding that an attorney provided per se ineffective assistance of counsel under United States v. Cronic when he was briefly absent during testimony concerning other defendants, is reversed, because no Supreme Court decision clearly establishes that the respondent in this case is entitled to relief under Cronic.
Judgment: Granted, reversed, and remanded in a per curiam opinion on March 30, 2015.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 24 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 29, 2014)|
|Dec 18 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 28, 2015.|
|Jan 26 2015||Brief of respondent Cory Donald in opposition filed.|
|Jan 26 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Cory Donald.|
|Feb 10 2015||Reply of petitioner Jeffrey Woods, Warden filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 11 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.|
|Mar 2 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.|
|Mar 9 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.|
|Mar 10 2015||Record Requested .|
|Mar 16 2015||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 6th Circuit. The record is electronic.|
|Mar 16 2015||Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Michigan. The record is electronic.|
|Mar 23 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.|
|Mar 30 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Mar 30 2015||Petition GRANTED Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|May 1 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050