|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.|
|Feb 19 2021||Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.|
|Mar 09 2021||Reply of petitioner James Calvert filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 10 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.|
|Mar 19 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.|
|Mar 29 2021||Rescheduled.|
|Apr 12 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 12 2021||Rescheduled.|
It's official: In the first-ever SCOTUS bracketology tournament, our readers have chosen CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN as the greatest justice in history. The author of Brown v. Board, Loving v. Virginia, and Miranda v. Arizona defeated top-seeded John Marshall in the final round.
We've reached the final round of SCOTUS bracketology, and two illustrious chief justices are facing off for the championship. One wrote Marbury v. Madison. The other wrote Brown v. Board. Our full write-up on both finalists is here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/04/the-great-chief-and-the-super-chief-a-final-showdown-in-supreme-court-march-madness/
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NEW: The Supreme Court will issue opinion(s?) next Thursday April 22. We’re still waiting on decisions in the ACA case and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia about religious liberty and LGBT rights.
Four Democrats unveiled legislation today to expand the size of the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13 -- but Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate quickly threw cold water on the proposal.
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