Hall v. Florida

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-10882 Fla. Mar 3, 2014
Tr.Aud.
May 27, 2014 5-4 Kennedy OT 2013

Holding: Florida's threshold requirement, as interpreted by the Florida Supreme Court, that defendants show an IQ test score of 70 or below before being permitted to submit additional intellectual disability evidence is unconstitutional because it creates an unacceptable risk that persons with intellectual disabilities will be executed.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on May 27, 2014. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion in which Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 6 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 22, 2013)
Jul 18 2013Brief of respondent Florida in opposition filed.
Aug 1 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Oct 7 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.
Oct 21 2013Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Nov 21 2013The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including December 16, 2013.
Nov 21 2013The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including January 27, 2014.
Nov 25 2013SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, March 3, 2014
Dec 16 2013Joint appendix filed (2 volumes.) (Statement of costs filed.)
Dec 16 2013Brief of petitioner Freddie Lee Hall filed.
Dec 19 2013Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Professors Adam Lamparello and Charles MacLean in support of neither party.
Dec 23 2013Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed.
Dec 23 2013Brief amici curiae of Former Judges, and Law Enforcement Officials filed.
Dec 23 2013Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Dec 23 2013Brief amici curiae of The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, et al. filed.
Jan 8 2014Record received from the Supreme Court of Florida. (1 Box)
Jan 9 2014CIRCULATED
Jan 13 2014Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Professors Adam Lamparello and Charles MacLean in support of neither party GRANTED.
Jan 27 2014Brief of respondent Florida filed. (Distributed)
Feb 3 2014Brief amici curiae of States of Arizona, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 3 2014Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Feb 24 2014Reply of petitioner Freddie Lee Hall filed. (Distributed)
Mar 3 2014Argued. For petitioner: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D. C. For respondent: Allen Winsor, Solicitor General, Tallahassee, Fla.
May 22 2014Record received from U.S.D.C. Middle District of Florida. The record is electronic and not available on PACER
May 27 2014Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia and Thomas, JJ., joined.
Jun 30 2014MANDATE ISSUED.
Jul 2 2014Record Returned for Supreme Court of Florida.
 
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