|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|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.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 14 2018||Application (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 2018||Application (18A163) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until October 4, 2018.|
|Oct 04 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 8, 2018)|
|Nov 06 2018||Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.|
|Nov 07 2018||Motion For Leave to Intervene as a respondent filed by Attorney General of Texas.|
|Nov 08 2018||Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed.|
|Nov 08 2018||Brief amici curiae of Donald B. Ayer, et al. filed.|
|Nov 08 2018||Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.|
|Nov 19 2018||Reply of petitioner Bobby James Moore filed.|
|Nov 19 2018||Response to motion from petitioner Bobby James Moore filed.|
|Nov 20 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/7/2018.|
|Dec 20 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/4/2019.|
|Jan 07 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.|
|Jan 14 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.|
|Feb 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.|
|Feb 19 2019||Motion 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 2019||The 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).|
|Mar 25 2019||MANDATE ISSUED.|
|Mar 25 2019||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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