|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-395||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: Whether the Fourth Circuit contravened 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d)(1) when it granted habeas relief on the ground that the North Carolina state courts unreasonably applied "clearly established" law when they held that third-party religious discussions with jurors did not concern "the matter[s] pending before the jury."
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 15 2014||Application (14A200) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 31, 2014 to October 2, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Aug 20 2014||Application (14A200) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 2, 2014.|
|Oct 2 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2014)|
|Oct 2 2014||Appendix of Carlton Joyner, Warden filed.|
|Oct 15 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 5, 2015, for all respondents.|
|Dec 18 2014||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 4, 2015, for all respondents.|
|Jan 21 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including March 6, 2015, for all respondents.|
|Feb 23 2015||Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including April 6, 2015.|
|Apr 6 2015||Brief of respondent William Leroy Barnes in opposition filed.|
|Apr 6 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent William Leroy Barnes.|
|Apr 6 2015||Brief of respondent Jason Wayne Hurst in opposition filed.|
|Apr 6 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Jason Wayne Hurst.|
|Apr 21 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.|
|Apr 21 2015||Reply of petitioner Carlton Joyner, Warden filed. (Distributed)|
|May 18 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.|
|May 26 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 28, 2015.|
|Jun 1 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 4, 2015.|
|Jun 8 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 11, 2015.|
|Jun 15 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 18, 2015.|
|Jun 22 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.|
|Jun 29 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent William Leroy Barnes GRANTED.|
|Jun 29 2015||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Jason Wayne Hurst GRANTED.|
|Jun 29 2015||Petition DENIED Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
Justice Alito will give a speech Thursday at Notre Dame on the shadow docket. At his request, the speech will not be publicly livestreamed or recorded.
Justices Barrett & Thomas also gave recent speeches with no livestream (though video of Thomas' was released after the fact).
When Alito gives a speech Thursday at Notre Dame on the Supreme Court's shadow docket, there will be no livestream or recording. I've confirmed with Notre Dame officials that it was Alito who requested those restrictions.
(To be clear, members of the press can attend in person.) https://twitter.com/KelloggInst/status/1442857286423228430
Just in: New COVID procedures (including PCR tests) for lawyers in advance of the Supreme Court's return to in-person arguments next week.
With less than a week to go b/4 #SCOTUS returns to the courtroom, the Court has posted COVID-19 protocols for lawyers arguing this fall, including a new pre-argument tradition: COVID testing. Full document is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/announcements/Fall_2021_argument_COVID_protocols.pdf
New at SCOTUS: Rick Allen Rhoades, who is set to be executed tomorrow evening in Texas, asks the justices for an emergency stay. Rhoades argues that he has been denied access to trial records that would help him investigate whether the jury selection was tainted by racial bias.
One week from today, the court will begin its new term and the justices will return to the courtroom for the first time since the pandemic hit. Time to dust off those robes and get ready for the first day. Here's our new banner, "back to school" edition, from @Courtartist.
The justices are meeting privately today for their "long conference." Thousands of cert petitions have rolled in over the summer, and the justices use today's conference to discuss which ones they should take up. Here are all the petitions we're watching:
Supreme Court Petitions - ScotusBlog
Comprehensive list of U.S. Supreme Court Petitions including issues, docket, opinions, proceedings, orders, and more.