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Hartkemeyer v. Barr

Petition for certiorari denied on July 16, 2020

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-23 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C. (or its predecessor firm) has in the past served as counsel to Wesley Purkey, but neither the firm nor the author of this post was involved in this litigation.

Issue: Whether, when a priest has a sacred religious duty to minister last rites to a prisoner under his pastoral care, scheduling the prisoner's execution during a pandemic, at significant risk to the priest's health and life, violates his religious exercise rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 15 2020Application (20A11) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Jul 15 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 14, 2020)
Jul 15 2020Brief of respondents William P. Barr, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 16 2020Application (20A11) referred to the Court.
Jul 16 2020Petition DENIED.
Jul 16 2020Application (20A11) denied by the Court. The application for stay of execution of sentences of death for Wesley Purkey and Dustin Honken presented to Justice Kavanaugh and by him referred to the Court is denied.
 
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