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Rhines v. South Dakota Department of Corrections

Application for stay of execution denied on November 4, 2019.
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19A486 N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether a petitioner has a life and liberty interest in the choice given him such that the refusal to honor his choice violates due process; and (2) whether South Dakota courts violated due process when they relied upon an extreme misapplication of res judicata law to refuse to adjudicate the merits of Petitioner’s claims.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 04 2019Application (19A486) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Gorsuch.
Nov 04 2019Response to application from respondent South Dakota Department of Corrections, et al. filed.
Nov 04 2019Reply of applicant Charles R. Rhines filed.
Nov 04 2019Application (19A486) referred to the Court.
Nov 04 2019Application (19A486) denied by the Court.