|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-701||Tex. Crim. App.||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Issues: (1) Whether the Constitution prevents a state from allowing a defendant to represent himself in a capital case when the defendant is mentally competent to waive counsel but is not mentally competent to conduct trial proceedings in his capital trial; (2) whether the Eighth Amendment prohibits the state of Texas from sentencing petitioner James Calvert to death on a finding of future dangerousness based in substantial part on graphic testimony and evidence about an attack on a prison official committed by another inmate in another prison at another time, having no connection to Calvert; and (3) whether the constitutional violation resulting from the trial court’s direction to administer a 50,000- volt electric shock to Calvert during his trial to “enforce decorum” because Calvert failed to stand when responding to a question from the court constitutes structural error.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 16 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 21, 2020)|
|Dec 10 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 21, 2020 to January 20, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 11 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 20, 2021.|
|Jan 12 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 20, 2021 to February 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including February 19, 2021.|
Wait wut.. RBG ghost-wrote the equal protection bits of Obergefell?!
And I learned this on @SCOTUSblog’s TikTok?! https://www.tiktok.com/@scotusblog/video/6922179577724931333
"This is not our first commission rodeo” says Levy. 😉
Love this write up of the @BrookingsInst's panel yesterday with @Susan_Hennessey, @danepps,@cdkang76, and @mollyereynolds.
Thanks, @SCOTUSblog and Kalvis Golde!
Spilling SCOTUS tea on TikTok today. Well, actually, @eskridgebill spilled the tea, we just tok’d about it. 🍵
The Supreme Court got rid of several cases this morning -- in one fell swoop. Read @AHoweBlogger's latest coverage of the emoluments cases, spiritual advisers at Texas executions, Texas abortion policies, COVID restrictions, and NY political corruption.
Justices vacate rulings on Trump and emoluments - SCOTUSblog
The Supreme Court on Monday morning released orders from the justices’ private conference on Friday, Jan. 22. The justices once again did not ac...
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