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Murphy v. Texas

Petition for certiorari denied on May 26, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-989 Tex. Crim. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether a capital defendant’s intellectual function should be assessed at the time of the crime and trial, as Atkins v. Virginia instructs and as multiple state and federal courts have held, or at some indeterminate later time, as Texas, Alabama, Florida, and Oklahoma have held; and (2) whether a state court's reliance on nondiagnostic criteria and lay observation violates this Court's pronouncements in Atkins and Hall v. Florida that any determination of intellectual disability must be made pursuant to clinical standards.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 17 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 20, 2015)
Mar 9 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 20, 2015.
Apr 20 2015Brief of respondent Texas in opposition filed.
May 4 2015Reply of petitioner Julius Jerome Murphy filed.
May 5 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 21, 2015.
May 26 2015Petition DENIED.