Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday, we expect orders from the June 22 Conference at 9:30 a.m. and the final opinions of the term at 10 a.m.
Our first interim Stat Pack for October Term 2016, prepared by Kedar Bhatia, is available at this link.
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Thaler v. McGowen

Petition for certiorari denied on November 26, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-82 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether Eighth Amendment harmless-error review applies when a capital-sentencing jury is precluded from considering relevant mitigating evidence.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 17 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 20, 2012)
Aug 3 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 22, 2012.
Aug 17 2012Brief amicus curiae of National District Attorneys Association filed.
Aug 20 2012Brief amici curiae of Alabama, et al. filed.
Oct 22 2012Brief of respondent Roger Wayne McGowen in opposition filed.
Oct 22 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Roger Wayne McGowen.
Nov 2 2012Reply of petitioner Rick Thaler, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division filed. (Distributed)
Nov 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 26 2012Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Nov 26 2012Petition DENIED.
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