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Johnson v. Rosen

Application for stay of execution denied on Jan. 14, 2021. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan would grant the application.

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A131 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should temporarily stay the executions of Corey Johnson and Dustin Higgs in order to consider their claim that their recent diagnosis of COVID-19, and resulting lung damage, will cause them to suffer excessive pain if given a lethal injection, in violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 14 2021Application (20A131) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jan 14 2021Response to application from respondent United States filed.
Jan 14 2021Reply of applicants filed.
Jan 14 2021Application (20A131) referred to the Court.
Jan 14 2021Application (20A131) denied by the Court. Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan would grant the application.