|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-5398||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issues: (1) Whether, after Peña-Rodriguez, district courts can validly bar death sentenced inmates from interviewing trial jurors post-verdict concerning racial bias during deliberations; and (2) whether a change in decisional law such as Peña-Rodriguez is an “extraordinary circumstance” that justifies reopening under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 60(b)(6).
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 13 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 17, 2020)|
|Aug 19 2020||Application (20A30) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Aug 20 2020||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Aug 21 2020||Reply of petitioner Lezmond Charles Mitchell filed.|
|Aug 25 2020||Application (20A30) referred to the Court.|
|Aug 25 2020||Petition DENIED.|
|Aug 25 2020||Application (20A30) denied by the Court.|
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.
Two cert grants on Native American sovereignty issues, and two unsigned opinions granting qualified immunity to cops -- here's the full breakdown of Monday's order list from @AHoweBlogger: https://www.scotusblog.com/2021/10/court-adds-two-cases-on-native-american-law-and-issues-two-opinions-granting-police-officers-qualified-immunity/
NEW: In Monday morning order list, the Supreme Court agrees to hear two new cases: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo v. Texas, and Denezpi v. United States. The full order list is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zor_4f14.pdf