Issues: (1) Whether any conviction for robbery qualifies as a “violent felony” under Armed Career Criminal Act’s elements clause where, as in Florida and several other states, the offense may be committed by using a de minimis amount of force; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit’s rule that reasonable jurists could not debate an issue foreclosed by binding circuit precedent for determining whether a movant has made the threshold showing necessary to obtain a certificate of appealability, even when a judge on the panel who issued the binding precedent subsequently stated that the panel’s decision may be erroneous, misapplies the standard articulated by the Supreme Court in Miller-El v. Cockrell and Buck v. Davis.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 03 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 13, 2017)|
|Nov 09 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 13, 2017.|
|Dec 13 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 13, 2017 to January 16, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 14 2017||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 16, 2018.|
|Jan 16 2018||Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.|
|Jan 30 2018||Reply of petitioner Edward Tyrone Reeves filed.|
|Feb 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Feb 12 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Mar 01 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.|
|Mar 19 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.|
|Mar 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/29/2018.|
|Jan 15 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.|
|Feb 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.|
|Feb 19 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/22/2019.|
|Feb 25 2019||Petition DENIED.|
NEW: The Supreme Court declines to block the execution of Alabama prisoner Willie Smith, who is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection tonight. No noted dissents, but Sotomayor adds a brief statement expressing concerns about Alabama's conduct.
NEW: Texas files its response to the Justice Department's emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block the state's six-week abortion ban.
Full brief is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/197064/20211021113524436_21A85_United%20States%20v.%20Texas_Opposition.pdf
Breyer is the third justice since August to turn away an emergency challenge to a vaccine mandate, without referring the issue to the full court. Earlier: Barrett declined to block Indiana University's mandate, and Sotomayor declined to block NYC's mandate for school employees.
Justice Stephen Breyer turns down request to block enforcement of Maine's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, although he leaves open possibility that plaintiffs can return to #SCOTUS after the court of appeals acts: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/21a83.html
Where do things stand at the Supreme Court with the two pending challenges to the Texas anti-abortion law? Here's an explainer from @katieleebarlow in a Tik Tok minute.
#SCOTUS grants request by Texas abortion providers to fast-track consideration of petition for cert before judgment in challenge to SB8. Response from Texas is due by noon on Thursday -- same time as Texas's response to US filing today. Order is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/101821zr1_2c8f.pdf
BREAKING: The Justice Department has filed its emergency application asking the Supreme Court to block Texas' six-week abortion ban.
The filing is here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/21/21A85/196650/20211018120230336_US%20v.%20Texas%20application%20final.pdf
NEW: The Justice Department, as expected, says it plans to ask the Supreme Court to block enforcement of the Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.