|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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jul 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 12, 2020)|
|Jul 13 2020||Application (20A7) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.|
|Jul 13 2020||Brief of respondents T. J. Watson, Warden, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jul 13 2020||Reply of petitioner Daniel Lewis Lee filed.|
|Jul 14 2020||Application (20A7) referred to the Court.|
|Jul 14 2020||Petition DENIED.|
|Jul 14 2020||Application (20A7) denied by the Court.|
NEW: The Supreme Court declines to block the execution of Alabama prisoner Willie Smith, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection tonight. No noted dissents, but Sotomayor adds a brief statement expressing concerns about Alabama's conduct.
NEW: Texas files its response to the Justice Department's emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block the state's six-week abortion ban.
Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
Breyer is the third justice since August to turn away an emergency challenge to a vaccine mandate, without referring the issue to the full court. Earlier: Barrett declined to block Indiana University's mandate, and Sotomayor declined to block NYC's mandate for school employees.
Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
#SCOTUS grants request by Texas abortion providers to fast-track consideration of petition for cert before judgment in challenge to SB8. Response from Texas is due by noon on Thursday -- same time as Texas's response to US filing today. Order is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zr1_2c8f.pdf
BREAKING: The Justice Department has filed its emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block Texas' six-week abortion ban.
The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
NEW: The Justice Department, as expected, says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.