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Cole v. Farris

Application for emergency stay is denied on October 19, 2022.
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22A317 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2022

Issue: (1) Whether it violates the Eighth Amendment and this court's decisions in Ford v. Wainwright and Panetti v. Quarterman for a state court to bypass procedural safeguards when there are disputed issues of fact; (2) Whether it violates the Fourteenth Amendment for a warden, who is directly in charge of carrying out the execution, to also assume the role of gatekeeper to the execution competency process; and (3) Whether the state of Oklahoma's procedural framework for determining competency to be executed violates the Eighth Amendment, and the court's decision in Ford v. Wainwright and Panetti v. Quarterman.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 14 2022Application (22A317) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh. (Justice Gorsuch is recused).
Oct 14 2022Response to application (22A317) requested by Justice Kavanaugh, due by 2 p.m. (EDT) October 17, 2022.
Oct 17 2022Response to application from respondent Jim Farris, Warden filed.
Oct 19 2022Application (22A317) referred to the Court.
Oct 19 2022Application (22A317) for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Kavanaugh and by him referred to the Court is denied. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this application.