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Moore v. Texas

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18-443 Tex. Crim. App. Not Argued Feb 19, 2019 n/a Per Curiam OT 2018

Holding: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ redetermination that Bobby James Moore does not have an intellectual disability and is thus eligible for the death penalty is inconsistent with the Supreme Court's 2017 decision in Moore v. Texas.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded in a per curiam opinion on February 19, 2019. Chief Justice Roberts filed a concurring opinion. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Thomas and Gorsuch joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 14 2018Application (18A163) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 4, 2018 to November 3, 2018, submitted to Justice Alito.
Aug 17 2018Application (18A163) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until October 4, 2018.
Oct 04 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 8, 2018)
Nov 06 2018Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
Nov 07 2018Motion For Leave to Intervene as a respondent filed by Attorney General of Texas.
Nov 08 2018Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed.
Nov 08 2018Brief amici curiae of Donald B. Ayer, et al. filed.
Nov 08 2018Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Nov 19 2018Reply of petitioner Bobby James Moore filed.
Nov 19 2018Response to motion from petitioner Bobby James Moore filed.
Nov 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.
Dec 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.
Jan 07 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.
Jan 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.
Feb 04 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.
Feb 19 2019Motion of Attorney General of Texas for leave to intervene as a respondent DENIED. The Court has considered this filing as an amicus brief.
Feb 19 2019The petition for certiorari is granted, the judgment is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent with this opinion. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). The Chief Justice, concurring (Detached Opinion). Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch join, dissenting (Detached Opinion).
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