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Hall v. Watson

Petition for certiorari denied on November 19, 2020

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-697 CA07 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issues: Whether (1) 28 U.S.C. § 2255(e) permits use of 28 U.S.C. § 2241 as a vehicle to present new evidence that a federal death sentence is tainted by racial discrimination when 28 U.S.C. § 2255 otherwise provides no avenue to present such evidence for consideration; and (2) whether executing a Black prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were procured through intentional race discrimination constitutes a fundamental miscarriage of justice, which overrides any procedural limitation on raising a Batson claim for review in federal court.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 19 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 21, 2020)
Nov 19 2020Application (20A101) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Nov 19 2020Brief of respondent T. J. Watson, Warden in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2020Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. filed.
Nov 19 2020Reply of petitioner Orlando C. Hall filed.
Nov 19 2020Application (20A101) referred to the Court.
Nov 19 2020Application (20A101) denied by the Court.
Nov 19 2020Petition DENIED.