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Johnson v. United States

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

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A130 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: (1) Whether the Supreme Court should temporarily stay the execution of Corey Johnson in order to consider his claim of intellectual disability, which would make him ineligible for the death penalty under the Federal Death Penalty Act, 18 U.S.C. ยง 3596(c); and (2) whether the court should temporarily stay the execution to consider whether Johnson is entitled to seek a sentencing reduction under the First Step Act of 2018.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jan 14 2021Application (20A130) 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 applicant Corey Johnson filed.
Jan 14 2021Application (20A130) referred to the Court.
Jan 14 2021Application (20A130) denied by the Court. Justice Sotomayor and Justice Kagan would grant the application.
Jan 14 2021Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief filed by the Constitution Project.