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Ochoa v. Collier

Petition for certiorari denied on February 7, 2020
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-7572 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a state actor can insulate unconstitutional policies and practices from judicial review by asserting that the upcoming execution of the plaintiff serves as an irrefutable endpoint to any harm, rendering the state actor’s policies and practices non-justiciable; and (2) whether a state actor violates a death row inmate’s due process rights when it interferes in the clemency process by preventing the condemned individual from submitting evidence to support his request for clemency.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 05 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 6, 2020)
Feb 05 2020Application (19A876) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.
Feb 06 2020Brief of respondent Bryan Collier, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 06 2020Application (19A876) referred to the Court.
Feb 06 2020Reply of petitioner Abel Ochoa filed.
Feb 06 2020Application (19A876) denied by the Court.
Feb 06 2020Petition DENIED.