Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Ryan v. Murdaugh

Petition for certiorari denied on June 23, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1057 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether the court of appeals exceeded its authority to grant a writ of habeas corpus when it expanded Ring v. Arizona to create a Sixth Amendment right to jury findings of mitigation, and concluded that the jury’s failure to consider mitigating circumstances had a substantial and injurious effect on the sentence of death.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Feb 28 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 4, 2014)
Mar 24 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including May 14, 2014.
May 14 2014Brief of respondent Michael Joe Murdaugh in opposition filed.
May 14 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Michael Joe Murdaugh.
May 30 2014Reply of petitioner Charles L. Ryan filed. (Distributed)
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jun 23 2014Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot