|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a criminal defendant charged with an offense punishable by incarceration is denied due process when he is tried by a non-lawyer judge and when the defendant has no opportunity for a de novo trial before a judge who is a lawyer.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 22 2016||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 25, 2016)|
|Aug 8 2016||Waiver of right of respondent Montana to respond filed.|
|Aug 24 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.|
|Sep 12 2016||Response Requested . (Due October 12, 2016)|
|Sep 21 2016||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 14, 2016.|
|Oct 12 2016||Brief amicus curiae of A.J.Z. Law Firm filed.|
|Nov 14 2016||Brief of respondent Montana in opposition filed.|
|Nov 22 2016||Reply of petitioner Kelly Davis filed.|
|Nov 30 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.|
|Jan 9 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.|
|Jan 17 2017||Petition DENIED.|
NEW: The Supreme Court declines to block the execution of Alabama prisoner Willie Smith, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection tonight. No noted dissents, but Sotomayor adds a brief statement expressing concerns about Alabama's conduct.
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Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
Breyer is the third justice since August to turn away an emergency challenge to a vaccine mandate, without referring the issue to the full court. Earlier: Barrett declined to block Indiana University's mandate, and Sotomayor declined to block NYC's mandate for school employees.
Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
#SCOTUS grants request by Texas abortion providers to fast-track consideration of petition for cert before judgment in challenge to SB8. Response from Texas is due by noon on Thursday -- same time as Texas's response to US filing today. Order is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zr1_2c8f.pdf
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The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
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