|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-1302||9th Cir.||Not Argued||Dec 14, 2020||6-3||Per Curiam||OT 2020|
Holding: A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granting post-conviction relief to a man on Arizona's death row for his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel violated the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.
Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on December 14, 2020. Justices Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan dissent.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Feb 18 2020||Application (19A923) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from March 17, 2020 to April 16, 2020, submitted to Justice Kagan.|
|Feb 21 2020||Application (19A923) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until April 16, 2020.|
|May 15 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 19, 2020)|
|Jun 03 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 19, 2020 to July 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jun 03 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 20, 2020. See Rule 30.1.|
|Jun 19 2020||Brief amici curiae of Idaho, et al. filed.|
|Jul 13 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jul 14 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including August 19, 2020.|
|Aug 19 2020||Brief of respondent George Kayer in opposition filed.|
|Sep 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.|
|Sep 02 2020||Reply of petitioners David Shinn, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Oct 05 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.|
|Oct 13 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/16/2020.|
|Oct 15 2020||Record Requested.|
|Oct 26 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/30/2020.|
|Oct 28 2020||Record received from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit (3 boxes of state court records). The remaining record is available on PACER.|
|Nov 02 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/6/2020.|
|Nov 09 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/13/2020.|
|Nov 16 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/20/2020.|
|Nov 30 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.|
|Dec 07 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.|
|Dec 14 2020||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. Justice Breyer, Justice Sotomayor, and Justice Kagan dissent. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jan 15 2021||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
|Apr 05 2021||Record returned to the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit (3 boxes of state court records).|
BREAKING: In 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court ALLOWS Alabama to execute Alan Miller, whose lethal injection was scheduled for tonight. In a brief shadow-docket order, SCOTUS lifts a lower court's injunction that had blocked the execution. Barrett joins the three liberals in dissent.
JUST IN: By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court DENIES Yeshiva University's emergency request to intervene now in a dispute over whether the university must recognize an LGBTQ student group. Roberts and Kavanaugh join with Sotomayor, Kagan, and Jackson. https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/22a184_3ea4.pdf
Two justices worked for Kenneth Starr early in their careers. John Roberts was his deputy when Starr was solicitor general during the George H.W. Bush administration. Brett Kavanaugh clerked for Starr on the D.C. Circuit and was on Starr's team for the Clinton investigation.
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Justice Sonia Sotomayor has put on hold a NY state trial court's order that would require Yeshiva University to recognize an LGBTQ student group. In a brief order, Sotomayor stays the lower court's order "pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court."