|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|15-723||6th Cir.||Not Argued||Apr 4, 2016||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2015|
Holding: Given the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, which provides that federal habeas relief is available to a state prisoner only if the state court’s decision was “contrary to, or involved an unreasonable application of, clearly established Federal law,” and requires that a state court’s decision that a habeas claim lacks merit precludes federal habeas relief so long as “fairminded jurists could disagree on the correctness of the state court’s decision,” both Etherton’s appellate counsel and the state habeas court were to be afforded the benefit of the doubt, which the Sixth Circuit failed to give them.
Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on April 4, 2016.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 1 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 4, 2016)|
|Jan 4 2016||Brief of respondent Timothy Etherton in opposition filed.|
|Jan 19 2016||Reply of petitioner Jeffrey Woods, Warden filed.|
|Jan 20 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.|
|Feb 29 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.|
|Mar 11 2016||Record Requested .|
|Mar 14 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2016.|
|Mar 15 2016||Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the 6th Circuit. The record is electronic.|
|Mar 15 2016||Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of Michigan. The record is electronic.|
|Mar 21 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 25, 2016.|
|Mar 28 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 1, 2016.|
|Apr 4 2016||Petition GRANTED and Judgment REVERSED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|May 6 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
Justices vacate rulings on Trump and emoluments - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court on Monday morning released orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 22. The justices once again did not ac...
In this morning's orders list, SCOTUS took no action on pending cert petitions involving:
- Mississippi's near-ban on abortions after 15 weeks,
- a Trump rule banning Title X clinics from providing abortion referrals,
- the Trump administration's "public charge" immigration rule.
No real opinions today. The Supreme Court dismissed cert as "improvidently granted" in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc.—a case about arbitration agreements.
That's all for today, folks.
The Supreme Court does not add any cases to its docket. It sends the Trump emoluments case back to the lower court with instructions to dismiss as moot.
Here is the orders list. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/012521zor_3f14.pdf
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