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Thompson v. Harris

Petition for certiorari denied on June 3, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-885 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the Seventh Circuit contravened either the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA) or Teague v. Lane by announcing and applying a new rule that excluding a witness who is incompetent to testify under state law may violate a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to compulsory process; and (2) whether the Seventh Circuit contravened AEDPA by rejecting the state appellate court’s factual determination that the child witness was sleeping when the victim died, as the child himself claimed, in the absence of clear and convincing evidence to the contrary.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 16 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 19, 2013)
Jan 28 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 21, 2013.
Mar 12 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 22, 2013.
Apr 22 2013Brief of respondent Nicole Harris in opposition filed.
May 6 2013Reply of petitioner Sheryl Thompson, Warden filed.
May 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 23, 2013.
May 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 30, 2013.
Jun 3 2013Petition DENIED.
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