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Dunn v. Smith

Application to vacate stay of execution granted on Feb. 11, 2021

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A129 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should vacate a stay of execution for Willie Smith entered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, which paused Smith's execution for five days in order to review Smith's claim that Alabama violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing Smith with assistance in reviewing a document that would have allowed him to choose a new method of execution.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 11 2021Application (20A129) to vacate stay of execution, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Feb 11 2021Response to application from respondent Willie B. Smith III filed.
Feb 11 2021Application (20A129) referred to the Court.
Feb 11 2021Application (20A129) granted by the Court.
Feb 11 2021Reply of applicants Jefferson Dunn, Commissioner, et al. filed.