Breaking News

Price v. Dunn

Petition for certiorari denied on May 13, 2019
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.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 26 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 26, 2019)
Apr 09 2019Brief of respondents Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
Apr 19 2019Reply of petitioner Christopher Lee Price filed.
Apr 23 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/9/2019.
May 13 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito and Justice Gorsuch join, concurring in the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)