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Lee v. Watson

Petition for certiorari denied on July 14, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-5032 7th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: Whether (1) the court of appeals below erred in holding that the “savings clause” is unavailable where the circuit having § 2255 venue imposes a categorical structural bar on federal inmates seeking redress for a meritorious Sixth Amendment violation; and (2) whether a defendant advancing a Brady claim due to the prosecution’s long concealment of evidence deemed material must also demonstrate that he or she could not have uncovered some part of the suppressed evidence through the exercise of due diligence.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 13 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 12, 2020)
Jul 13 2020Application (20A7) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Jul 13 2020Brief of respondents T. J. Watson, Warden, et al. in opposition filed.
Jul 13 2020Reply of petitioner Daniel Lewis Lee filed.
Jul 14 2020Application (20A7) referred to the Court.
Jul 14 2020Petition DENIED.
Jul 14 2020Application (20A7) denied by the Court.