|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: (1) Whether compelling a defendant to stand trial six times on the same charges, where three judgments were reversed due to prosecutorial misconduct and two other trials ended with hung juries, violates the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; and (2) whether a prosecutor's history of adjudicated purposeful race discrimination must be considered when assessing the credibility of his proffered explanations for peremptory strikes against minority prospective jurors.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 23 2015||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 29, 2015)|
|Jul 31 2015||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 28, 2015.|
|Sep 3 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including September 11, 2015.|
|Sep 11 2015||Brief of respondent Mississippi in opposition filed.|
|Sep 28 2015||Reply of petitioner Curtis Giovanni Flowers filed.|
|Oct 1 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 16, 2015.|
|Oct 5 2015||Record Requested .|
|Oct 20 2015||Record received from the Supreme Court of Mississippi (3 boxes).|
|Oct 22 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 6, 2015.|
|May 23 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.|
|May 31 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 2, 2016.|
|Jun 6 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 9, 2016.|
|Jun 13 2016||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 16, 2016.|
|Jun 20 2016||Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Foster v. Chatman, 578 U. S. ___ (2016). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins, dissenting from the decision to grant, vacate, and remand. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jun 22 2016||Record from the Supreme Court of Mississippi has been returned.|
|Jul 22 2016||MANDATE ISSUED|
|Jul 22 2016||JUDGMENT ISSUED|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
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On today's SCOTUStalk episode @marinklevy joins to talk new-justice history, including the time Earl Warren rushed across the country to take his seat and showed up with the wrong type of robes.
Speaking in Colorado last night, John Roberts announced that members of the public will be allowed to attend oral arguments when the new term starts next month, according to press reports. It will be the first time the Supreme Court will reopen since the start of the pandemic.
Here is Sotomayor's brief order in the clash between Yeshiva University and a student Pride Alliance.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."