|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issue: Whether the Florida Supreme Court has decided an important federal question contrary to the clearly established procedural due process precedent of this Court, and in conflict with decisions of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, by allowing a trial judge who has expressly found reasonable doubt regarding a defendant's competency to proceed to allow that defendant to waive counsel and represent himself at his own competency hearing.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 2 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 6, 2015)|
|Feb 4 2015||Brief of respondent Florida in opposition filed.|
|Feb 19 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.|
|Feb 20 2015||Record Requested .|
|Mar 6 2015||Record received from the Supreme Court of Florida (one sealed envelope and one box).|
|Mar 12 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 27, 2015.|
|Mar 30 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 3, 2015.|
|Apr 6 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 17, 2015.|
|Apr 20 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 24, 2015.|
|Apr 27 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 1, 2015.|
|May 4 2015||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 14, 2015.|
|May 18 2015||Petition DENIED.|
|Apr 13 2016||Record returned to the Supreme Court of Florida (one sealed envelope and one box).|
#SCOTUS announces that it will hold a formal, although "purely ceremonial," investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett next Friday. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only, & press coverage will be pooled. Full announcement is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/publicinfo/press/pressreleases/pr_09-24-21
Need a refresher on "cert before judgment" practice at SCOTUS? We've got you covered.
@steve_vladeck examined the practice (among other types of extraordinary relief) in 2018: https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/12/power-versus-discretion-extraordinary-relief-and-the-supreme-court/
And Kevin Russell wrote a detailed explainer in 2011:
Abortion providers in Texas return to Supreme Court, now asking the justices for immediate review on the merits of their challenge to the state’s six-week abortion ban (cert. before judgment)
The Supreme Court will have a new oral argument procedure when they return to the bench Oct. 4. There will be an opportunity for individual questioning by each justice in order of seniority.
Interesting new procedure for oral arguments when the justices return to in-person arguments next month. Does it increase the chances that we will continue to hear from Justice Thomas, who was an active participant using the taking-turns format? https://twitter.com/GregStohr/status/1440318536723812363
NEW: The Supreme Court just released its December argument calendar. Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, the term's big abortion case, will be argued Dec. 1.
#SCOTUS will hear oral argument in Mississippi abortion case challenging Roe v. Wade on Dec. 1. Full December argument calendar is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_calendars/MonthlyArgumentCalDecember2021.pdf
We noted yesterday that Justice Thomas was speaking at Notre Dame but that there was no livestream. A video of his speech is now posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kb4bFYdujA
Thomas criticized the media and defended the court's independence. Seems to be a theme among the justices lately.
💥 Breyer continues book tour (including @colbertlateshow two nights ago).
💥 Barrett gave a speech Sunday @uofl.
💥 Thomas is slated to give the 2021 Tocqueville Lecture today @NotreDame (but, like Barrett's speech, there is apparently no livestream).
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1438530948207874050