Barr v. Purkey
Application for stay or vacatur granted on July 15, 2020. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia's July 15, 2020, order granting a preliminary injunction is vacated. Justice Breyer dissented, joined by Justice Ginsburg. Justice Sotomayor dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan.
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Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. (or its predecessor firm) has in the past served as counsel to Wesley Purkey, but neither the firm nor the author of this post was involved in this litigation.
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should immediately stay or summarily vacate the district court's order enjoining respondent's execution.