Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Knowles v. Mirzayance

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1315 9th Cir. Jan 13, 2009
Tr.
Mar 24, 2009 9-0 Thomas OT 2008

Issue: Whether the defendant’s lawyer’s recommendation to withdraw an insanity plea constituted ineffective assistance of counsel for purposes of federal habeas law.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas on March 24, 2009.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs

Amicus briefs

Certiorari-Stage Documents

 
Share:
Term Snapshot
Awards