In this edition of Aurora Barnes’ Petitions of the Week, she discusses petitions that are currently pending before the Supreme Court. The petitions featured in these spotlights are considered likely to appear on the “relist watch,” which would mean they have been scheduled to be considered by the Supreme Court Justices. There are three primary focal points from this week. The highlighted petitions discuss matters of statutory maritime lien and post-conviction DNA testing among other things.
Because of the matters raised in the petitions featured in these posts, they are regarded as the most likely to be granted an actual case.
This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the circumstances under which a party that physically supplies a vessel with fuel or other necessaries possesses a statutory maritime lien; when absolute immunity shields a prosecutor’s handling of post-conviction DNA testing under Imbler v. Pachtman; and whether Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler apply to ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel claims that were technically raised in state habeas proceedings, but were unsubstantiated because of the ineffective assistance of state habeas counsel.
The petitions of the week are:
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issue: Whether Martinez v. Ryan and Trevino v. Thaler apply to ineffective-assistance-of-trial-counsel claims that were technically raised in state habeas proceedings but went wholly unsubstantiated due to the ineffective assistance of state habeas counsel.
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Jorge J. Perez is an attorney in South Florida. He is a self-professed history buff.