(ORDER LIST: 532 U.S.)
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 200100-9285 MICKENS, WALTER, JR. V. TAYLOR, WARDEN
The application for stay of execution of sentence of deathpresented to the Chief Justice and by him referred to the Courtis granted. The motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis isgranted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is grantedlimited to following question: Did the Court of Appeals err inholding that a defendant must show an actual conflict of interestand an adverse effect in order to establish a Sixth Amendmentviolation where a trial court fails to inquire into a potentialconflict of interest about which it reasonably should have known?The stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment ofthis Court.