|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether a state may require a defendant to present an IQ score of 75 or below that was “documented prior to age 18” to have his intellectual disability claim considered as a basis to disqualify him from the death penalty, when this requirement is contrary to clinical standards for diagnosis and contrary to multiple decisions where the Supreme Court has granted relief to petitioners who lacked any such documentation.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Apr 16 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due May 20, 2021)|
|Jun 08 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 20, 2021 to July 19, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 09 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 19, 2021.|
|Jul 13 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 19, 2021 to September 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 14 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including September 17, 2021.|
|Sep 17 2021||Brief of respondent Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in opposition filed.|
|Sep 28 2021||Reply of petitioner Melvin Knight filed. (Distributed)|
|Sep 30 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/15/2021.|
|Oct 04 2021||Record Requested.|
|Oct 12 2021||Record received from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District (1 box).|
|Oct 14 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.|
|Nov 01 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/5/2021.|
|Nov 08 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/12/2021.|
|Nov 15 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/19/2021.|
|Nov 29 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/3/2021.|
Today at SCOTUS: The final two arguments of 2021, and they're both biggies. One case involves a state's refusal to provide funds to religious schools. The other involves the right to an effective lawyer -- and what happens post-conviction if that right was potentially violated.
Today at SCOTUS: One argument in a case about what counts as a "crime of violence" under a federal statute. Specifically, if a person attempts to commit robbery but doesn't succeed, is the attempt itself a violent crime? Our preview from @jamesromoser:
Botched robbery leads to latest test of what constitutes “crime of violence” - SCOTUSblog
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JUST IN: The court says it will continue its current COVID protocols for oral arguments in January and February. The court will continue to provide a live audio stream of all arguments, and the courtroom will remain closed to the public.
A relatively humdrum Monday-morning order list today. No new cases added to the court's docket. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
#SCOTUS releases orders from last week's conference, but no new grants today. Here's the full list: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/120621zor_7lio.pdf
Today at SCOTUS: At 9:30 a.m. EST, the court will release orders from Friday's private conference. Then, starting at 10 a.m., the court will hear arguments in two cases -- one involving immigration and the other involving the management of employee retirement plans.
A majority of the Supreme Court seems inclined to uphold Mississippi's 15-week abortion law, but the six conservative justices appear divided about whether to entirely overrule Roe v. Wade. @AHoweBlogger's first take from this morning's argument:
Majority of court appears poised to uphold Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks - SCOTUSblog
It has been nearly 30 years since the Supreme Court’s decision in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirme...