|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-6873||8th Cir.||Not Argued||Jan 20, 2015||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2014|
Disclosure: Tejinder Singh of Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as counsel on an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in this case.
Holding: When a death row inmate’s appointed attorneys had missed the filing deadline for his first federal habeas petition and could not be expected to argue that the inmate was entitled to equitable tolling of the statute of limitations, the district court erred in denying (and the court of appeals erred in affirming the denial of) a motion for the appointment of substitute, conflict-free counsel.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 27 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 26, 2014)|
|Oct 27 2014||Application (14A445) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Oct 27 2014||Brief of respondent Don Roper, Warden in opposition filed.|
|Oct 27 2014||Brief amici curiae of Former Federal and State Judges filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 27 2014||Brief amici curiae of Ethics Bureau at Yale, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 28 2014||UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicant and the response filed thereto, IT IS ORDERED that the parties are directed to file supplemental briefs by 2:00pm today, October, 28, 2014, regarding whether the record shows that petitioner has authorized Attorney Jennifer A. Merrigan, or Attorney John R. Mills, or Attorney Joseph J. Perkovich to move on his behalf for substitution of counsel appointed pursuant to 18 U. S. C. § 3599.|
|Oct 28 2014||Reply of petitioner Mark A. Christeson filed.|
|Oct 28 2014||Supplemental brief of respondent Don Roper, Warden filed.|
|Oct 28 2014||Supplemental brief of applicant Mark A. Christeson filed.|
|Oct 28 2014||Application (14A445) referred to the Court.|
|Oct 28 2014||Application (14A445) granted by the Court. The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted pending the disposition of the petition (14-6873) for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. Justice Scalia, Justice Thomas, and Justice Alito would deny the application for stay of execution.|
|Nov 03 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 7, 2014.|
|Nov 10 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 14, 2014.|
|Nov 17 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 25, 2014.|
|Dec 01 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 5, 2014.|
|Dec 08 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 12, 2014.|
|Dec 29 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.|
|Jan 12 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 16, 2015.|
|Jan 20 2015||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED (Opinion per curiam). (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting. (Detached opinion).|
|Feb 23 2015||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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.
Here is Sotomayor's brief order in the clash between Yeshiva University and a student Pride Alliance.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."