Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Holland v. Florida

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-5327 11th Cir. Mar 1, 2010
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Jun 14, 2010 7-2 Breyer OT 2009

Holding: A state prisoner who has exhausted her state court appeals has one year within which to petition a federal court for a writ of habeas corpus. The Court held that under certain extraordinary circumstances, a court may relax that deadline. Those circumstances may arise from an attorney's misconduct, even if the attorney did not act dishonestly or in bad faith.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer on June 14, 2010. Justice Alito concurred in part and in the judgment, and Justice Scalia dissented, joined in part by Justice Thomas.

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