|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19A1041||6th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court should stay, pending appeal, an order by a federal district court instructing officials at the Bureau of Prisons to evaluate elderly and high-risk prisoners for transfer out of a prison facility in Elkton, Ohio, where nine inmates have died from COVID-19.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|May 20 2020||Application (19A1041) for a stay, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.|
|May 20 2020||Response to application (19A1041) requested by Justice Sotomayor, due Friday, May 22, by 10 a.m. ET|
|May 22 2020||Response to application from respondent Craig Wilson, et al. filed.|
|May 22 2020||Reply of applicants Mark Williams, et al. filed.|
|May 22 2020||Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Public Health Experts.|
|May 26 2020||Application (19A1041) referred to the Court.|
|May 26 2020||Application (19A1041) denied by the Court. The application for stay presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is denied. The Government is seeking a stay only of the District Court’s April 22 preliminary injunction. But on May 19, the District Court issued a new order enforcing the preliminary injunction and imposing additional measures. The Government has not sought review of or a stay of the May 19 order in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Particularly in light of that procedural posture, the Court declines to stay the District Court’s April 22 preliminary injunction without prejudice to the Government seeking a new stay if circumstances warrant. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would grant the application.|
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