Application (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 2019
Justice 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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