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Bowles v. Florida

Petition for certiorari denied on August 22, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-5617 Fl. S.Ct. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a state procedural bar can override the Eighth Amendment prohibition against executing the intellectually disabled and (2) whether the Rodriguez procedural bar created by the Florida Supreme Court violates the Eighth Amendment by creating an unacceptable risk of executing the intellectually disabled.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 16 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 16, 2019)
Aug 16 2019Application (19A183) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 17 2019Brief of respondents Florida, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 17 2019Response to application from respondents Florida, et al. filed.
Aug 18 2019Reply of petitioner Gary Bowles filed.
Aug 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Disability Rights Florida, National Disability Rights Network, and Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law filed.
Aug 20 2019Brief amici curiae of Florida Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Aug 22 2019Application (19A183) referred to the Court.
Aug 22 2019Petition DENIED. Statement of Justice Sotomayor respecting the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Aug 22 2019Application (19A183) denied by the Court.