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Nance v. Ward

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-439 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether an inmate’s as-applied method-of-execution challenge must be raised in a habeas petition instead of through a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action if the inmate pleads an alternative method of execution not currently authorized by state law; and (2) whether, if such a challenge must be raised in habeas, it constitutes a successive petition when the challenge would not have been ripe at the time of the inmate’s first habeas petition.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 17 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 22, 2021)
Sep 23 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 22, 2021 to November 22, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 24 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 22, 2021.
Oct 22 2021Motion of Legal Scholars and Academics for leave to file amicus brief submitted.