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.

Washington v. Stenson

Petition for certiorari denied on October 9, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-191 Wash. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether undisclosed evidence is material because of a possibility that it would have led counsel to further investigate the prosecution’s case for potential exculpatory evidence, when the defendant does not show that such an investigation would have uncovered evidence creating a reasonable probability of a different verdict in light of the record as a whole.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 7 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 10, 2012)
Sep 7 2012Brief of respondent Darold Ray Stenson in opposition filed.
Sep 7 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Darold Ray Stenson.
Sep 19 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 5, 2012.
Sep 19 2012Reply of petitioner Washington filed. (Distributed)
Oct 9 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Oct 9 2012Petition DENIED.
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