|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether decades of solitary confinement can, under some circumstances, violate the Eighth Amendment, as at least five circuits have held, or whether solitary confinement can never run afoul of the Eighth Amendment, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit held below and three other circuits have held; and (2) whether the due process clause requires hearings where prison officials are open to the possibility of a different outcome, as at least seven circuits have held, or whether a hearing that rubber-stamps a prisoner’s placement suffices, as the 5th Circuit held below.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 19 2021||Application (21A171) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 30, 2021 to January 28, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.|
|Nov 29 2021||Application (21A171) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 28, 2022.|
|Jan 28 2022||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 3, 2022)|
|Feb 09 2022||Waiver of right of respondent Todd Harris, et al. to respond filed.|
|Feb 14 2022||Brief amicus curiae of Professor John F. Stinneford filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 15 2022||Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Prosecutors and Department of Justice Officials filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 16 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/4/2022.|
|Feb 18 2022||Brief amici curiae of Professors and Practitioners of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 21 2022||Brief amici curiae of Former Corrections Directors filed.|
|Feb 23 2022||Response Requested. (Due March 25, 2022)|
|Mar 01 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 25, 2022 to May 9, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Mar 02 2022||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 9, 2022.|
|May 09 2022||Brief of respondents Todd Harris, et al. in opposition filed.|
|May 24 2022||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/9/2022.|
|May 24 2022||Reply of petitioner Dennis Wayne Hope filed. (Distributed)|
|Jun 08 2022||Letter from counsel for respondents filed.|
|Jun 08 2022||Joint motion to hold petition for a writ of certiorari in abeyance filed.|
|Jun 09 2022||Rescheduled.|
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