|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether, to establish a violation of Brady v. Maryland, a defendant must show that he could not have obtained the suppressed, exculpatory evidence through his own independent efforts of “self-help” or “due diligence” as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and five other circuits have held, or whether the defendant’s failure to uncover the evidence independently is irrelevant, as the remaining six courts of appeals have held.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 05 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 8, 2022)|
|Jun 03 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 8, 2022 to July 8, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 06 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 8, 2022.|
|Jun 06 2022||Brief amicus curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.|
|Jun 27 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 8, 2022 to August 8, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 29 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 8, 2022.|
|Aug 08 2022||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Aug 23 2022||Reply of petitioner Donald L. Blankenship filed. (Distributed)|
|Aug 24 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/28/2022.|
Today at SCOTUS: The justices meet privately for their annual "long conference" to review cert petitions that have rolled in over the summer. They'll also likely discuss the status of the Dobbs leak investigation and whether to continue live audio of oral arguments this term.
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
Thanks @marinklevy for joining us on the latest episode of SCOTUStalk!
On today's SCOTUStalk episode @marinklevy joins to talk new-justice history, including the time Earl Warren rushed across the country to take his seat and showed up with the wrong type of robes.
Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic.