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Murphy v. Collier

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18A985 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 28 2019Application (18A985) for a stay of execution of sentence of death pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari, submitted to Justice Alito.
Mar 28 2019Response to application from respondent Bryan Collier, et al. filed.
Mar 28 2019Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Mar 28 2019Application (18A985) referred to the Court.
Mar 28 2019Application (18A985) granted by the Court. The application for a stay of execution of sentence of death presented to JUSTICE ALITO and by him referred to the Court is granted. The State may not carry out Murphy’s execution pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari unless the State permits Murphy’s Buddhist spiritual advisor or another Buddhist reverend of the State’s choosing to accompany Murphy in the execution chamber during the execution. JUSTICE THOMAS and JUSTICE GORSUCH would deny the application for a stay of execution. Justice Kavanaugh, concurring in grant of application for stay. (Detached Opinion)
May 13 2019Justice Kavanaugh concurs in grant of application for stay. Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch join, dissents from grant of application for stay. (Detached opinions)
 
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