|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.|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050