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Abdur’Rahman v. Parker

Petition for certiorari denied on May 13, 2019
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-8332 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether a state deprives condemned prisoners of due process when, to defeat a challenge to the state’s method of execution, state officials rely on and the state courts credit testimony regarding privileged communications that the prisoners could not effectively challenge through cross-examination or otherwise because they were barred from reviewing the privileged material and from access to the witnesses covered by the privilege.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 04 2018Application (18A709) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 6, 2019 to March 7, 2019, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Jan 09 2019Application (18A709) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until March 7, 2019.
Mar 07 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 8, 2019)
Mar 12 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, et al.
Apr 08 2019Brief amicus curiae of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty filed.
Apr 08 2019Brief of respondent Tony Parker, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 23 2019Reply of petitioners Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman, et al. filed.
Apr 24 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)