|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-922||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT -1|
Issues: (1) Whether, consistent with 28 C.F.R. § 26.3(a)(1), the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons may designate a new execution date for a person condemned to death while a stay of that person’s execution is in place; and (2) whether a federal court of appeals may summarily reverse the decision of a district court on an important question of first impression.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 09 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 8, 2021)|
|Jan 09 2021||Application (20A121) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to The Chief Justice.|
|Jan 11 2021||Brief of respondents Jeffrey A. Rosen, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Jan 12 2021||Reply of petitioner Lisa Marie Montgomery filed.|
|Jan 12 2021||Application (20A121) referred to the Court.|
|Jan 12 2021||Petition DENIED.|
|Jan 12 2021||Application (20A121) denied by the Court.|
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