|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21A116||10th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should vacate the stays of execution for Julius Jones and John Grant entered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit so that Jones and Grant can pursue an Eighth Amendment challenge to Oklahoma's execution protocol.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 27 2021||Application (21A116) to vacate stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.|
|Oct 28 2021||Response to application from respondents John Grant, et al. filed.|
|Oct 28 2021||Application (21A116) referred to the Court.|
|Oct 28 2021||Application (21A116) granted by the Court. The application to vacate the stays of execution entered by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on October 27, 2021, presented to Justice Kavanaugh and by him referred to the Court, is granted. Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan would deny the application. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this application.|
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.
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