|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-1249||11th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Issues: (1) Whether an Alabama death row inmate has shown that pentobarbital is “available” to the Alabama Department of Corrections when he proves that pentobarbital is easily made by any compounding pharmacy, multiple states are presently able to obtain the drug for use in executions and the ADOC failed to undertake “ordinary transactional efforts” to obtain the drug; and (2) whether, if a state’s lethal-injection protocol will cause the inmate to experience gruesome and brutal pain, the state is entitled to proceed with the execution anyway, merely because the state cannot immediately obtain alternative drugs known to be effective in accomplishing a humane lethal-injection execution.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 26 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 26, 2019)|
|Apr 09 2019||Brief of respondents Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Apr 19 2019||Reply of petitioner Christopher Lee Price filed.|
|Apr 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.|
|May 13 2019||Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito and Justice Gorsuch join, concurring in the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
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