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Merrill v. People First of Alabama

Application for stay granted on Oct. 21, 2020. Justices Sotomayor, joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan, dissenting from the grant of stay.
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20A67 11th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit leaving in place a federal district court's order lifting a ban on Alabama counties from offering curbside voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 15 2020Application (20A67) for a stay, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Oct 16 2020Response to application (20A67) requested by Justice Thomas, due Monday, October 19, by noon.
Oct 19 2020Response to application from respondents People First of Alabama, et al. filed.
Oct 19 2020Reply of applicants John H. Merrill, Alabama Secretary of State, et al. filed.
Oct 19 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by District of Columbia, et al.
Oct 19 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by American Diabetes Association, et al.
Oct 19 2020Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief of League of Women Voters of Alabama and American Association of University Women not accepted for filing. (October 21, 2020)
Oct 21 2020Motion for leave to file amici brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by League of Women Voters of Alabama, et al.
Oct 21 2020Application (20A67) referred to the Court.
Oct 21 2020Application (20A67) granted by the Court. The application for stay presented to JUSTICE THOMAS and by him referred to the Court is granted, and the district court’s September 30, 2020 order granting a permanent injunction is stayed pending disposition of the appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is timely sought. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and JUSTICE KAGAN join, dissenting from grant of stay. (Detached Opinion).
 
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