Criminal 31.2, 31.4, 31.13, 32.4, & 32.9
This petition/amended petition requests that a post-conviction proceeding in a capital case precede the direct appeal. (The petition in part is in response to Martinez v. Ryan, 132 S. Ct. 1309 (2012).) At its August rules agenda, the Court reopened the matter for further comment and asked for general information, data, or studies regarding the administration of capital cases in states with a unitary review procedure similar to the procedure proposed by the petitioner.
Comments due: January 16, 2015
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