|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|21A99||11th Circ.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2021|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay the execution of Willie Smith III so that Smith can pursue a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Oct 21 2021||Application (21A99) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Thomas.|
|Oct 21 2021||Application (21A99) referred to the Court.|
|Oct 21 2021||Application (21A99) denied by the Court. Statement of JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR respecting denial of the application for stay. (Detached Opinion)|
On a special episode of SCOTUStalk: @AHoweBlogger and @TomGoldsteinSB discuss Breyer's retirement and preview the process of selecting his successor.
Listen on your podcast platform of choice, or right here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/01/the-retirement-of-stephen-breyer/
A SPECIAL episode of SCOTUStalk out today: On the man of the moment
The retirement of Stephen Breyer https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/01/the-retirement-of-stephen-breyer/
Alabama executed Matthew Reeves by lethal injection a few hours after SCOTUS, in a 5-4 vote, dissolved a lower-court ruling that said Reeves had a right to select nitrogen gas as his method of execution. Our coverage of the decision, from @ellena_erskine:
Court green-lights Alabama execution in 5-4 ruling that reverses two lower courts - SCOTUSblog
A divided Supreme Court on Thursday evening allowed Alabama to execute a man who argued that the state had faile...
#SCOTUS grants Alabama's request to allow execution of Matthew Reeves to go forward. Justice Amy Coney Barrett indicates that she would have denied the state's request; Justice Elena Kagan dissents, joined by Breyer & Sotomayor. Order & dissent are here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a372_5436.pdf
In remarks at the White House, Biden calls Breyer a beacon of wisdom on the Constitution and reiterates his commitment to select a Black woman to succeed him. Biden says he intends to nominate a successor by the end of February.
Breyer makes it official: He tells President Biden in a letter that his retirement will take effect at the end of the current term, assuming his successor has been confirmed by then.