|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, 807(b) and 808, combined with the state's practice of refusing to individually identify mitigating circumstances on the jury verdict form, deprive capital defendants of their Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 7 2014||Application (13A826) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 19, 2014 to April 20, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Feb 12 2014||Application (13A826) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until March 21, 2014.|
|Mar 21 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due April 24, 2014)|
|May 7 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 6, 2014.|
|May 14 2014||Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.|
|May 28 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 12, 2014.|
|Jun 9 2014||Letter of June 2, 2014, from petitioner received. (Distributed)|
|Jun 16 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.|
|Jun 23 2014||Petition DENIED. Marc Bookman, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is hereby directed to file within 40 days a response to the June 2, 2014, letter filed by Michael Ballard in this matter.|
|Jul 8 2014||Letter of July 8, 2014, from Marc Bookman received.|
|Jul 14 2014||Letter of July 14, 2014, from counsel for respondent received.|
|Jul 16 2014||Letter of July 16, 2014, from Marc Bookman received.|
|Aug 11 2014||The letters of June 2, July 8, July 14, and July 16, 2014, received in this case, are referred to the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for any investigation or action it finds appropriate.|
No more SCOTUS opinions for today. There are 18 cases still outstanding from the current term, including disputes over Obamacare, religious rights and voting rights. The next opinion day that we know of is Thursday.
SCOTUS rules 9-0 that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for re-sentencing under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive. Here is the opinion in Terry v. United States. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/20-5904_i4dk.pdf
SCOTUS sides with the gov in 2 cases about whether certain criminal defendants are entitled to new trials / new plea hearings as a result of the court's 2019 ruling in Rehaif v. United States which narrowed a federal law barring people with felony convictions from possessing guns
In a relatively quiet Monday morning order list, SCOTUS takes up no new cases. But it does invite the federal government to submit a brief on the pending petition that asks the justices to take up a challenge to Harvard's affirmative action policy. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/061421zor_6j36.pdf
The Supreme Court will release orders at 9:30 a.m. ET followed by opinion(s?) at 10:00.
There are 21 opinions outstanding including Obamacare, LGBTQ+ rights vs. religious liberty, and student speech.
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