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.

Smith v. Cain

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-8145 No opinion issued Nov 8, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 10, 2012 8-1 Roberts OT 2011

Holding: The substantial Brady claims in the case require a reversal of the petitioner’s conviction.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on January 10, 2012. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion.

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Merits Briefs for the Respondent

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  • Brief in opposition (unavailable)

 

 
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