|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether requiring a capital defendant to prove his intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt violates the due process clause by creating an unacceptable risk that a constitutional right will go unenforced; and (2) whether requiring a capital defendant to prove his intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt violates the Eighth Amendment by creating an unacceptable risk that an intellectually disabled person will be executed.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 22 2021||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 27, 2021)|
|Dec 15 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 27, 2021 to January 26, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 17 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including January 26, 2022.|
|Dec 23 2021||Brief amici curiae of Charles Fried and Seth P. Waxman filed.|
|Dec 23 2021||Brief amici curiae of Elsa R. Alcala, et al. filed.|
|Dec 27 2021||Brief amici curiae of Disability Rights Legal Center, et al. filed.|
|Dec 27 2021||Brief amici curiae of Rutherford Institute, et al. filed.|
JUST IN: The Supreme Court agrees to take up five new cases, including an appeal from a high school football coach who lost his job after he prayed on the field.
#SCOTUS will have more opinions next Thursday at 10 am.
A workplace vaccine-or-test requirement that would have covered 84 million workers -- blocked. A vaccine mandate for over 10 million health care workers -- allowed to take effect.
Full analysis from @AHoweBlogger on this afternoon's rulings:
Fractured court blocks vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces but green-lights vaccine mandate for health care workers - SCOTUSblog
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations reaching a new record high as a result of the Omicron variant, the Suprem...
Here's a two-minute explainer from @katieleebarlow, SCOTUSblog's TikTokker-in-residence, on the pair of vaccine decisions the court just handed down.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court BLOCKS the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test requirement for large workplaces. The court ALLOWS a vaccine mandate for workers at federally funded health care facilities to take effect nationwide.
SCOTUS releases just one opinion today: an 8-1 decision on an arcane question of pension payments for "dual-status military technicians." The court rules in favor of the government's statutory interpretation and against the technicians. Barrett has the opinion; Gorsuch dissents.