Docket for 03-633
No. 03-633
Title:
Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center, Petitioner
v.
Christopher Simmons
Docketed:October 29, 2003
Linked with 04A125
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Missouri
  Case Nos.:(SC84454)
  Decision Date:August 26, 2003
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 24 2003 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 28, 2003)
Oct 24 2003 Appendix of Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center filed.
Dec 2 2003 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 24, 2003.
Dec 23 2003 Brief of respondent Christopher Simmons in opposition filed.
Dec 23 2003 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Christopher Simmons.
Jan 5 2004 Reply of petitioner Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center filed.
Jan 7 2004 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 23, 2004.
Jan 26 2004 Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Jan 26 2004 Petition GRANTED.
Feb 19 2004 Extension of time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits to and including April 20, 2004.
Mar 5 2004 Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent Christopher Simmons.
Mar 17 2004 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 2, 2004.
Apr 20 2004 Brief amici curiae of Alabama, Delaware, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Virginia filed.
Apr 20 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Justice for All Alliance filed.
Apr 20 2004 Brief of petitioner Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center filed.
Apr 20 2004 Joint appendix filed.
Apr 27 2004 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 13, 2004.
May 7 2004 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including July 6, 2004.
May 17 2004 Motion to appoint counsel filed by respondent GRANTED. Jennifer Herndon, Esq., of St. Louis, Missouri is appointed to serve as counsel for the respondent in this case.
Jun 25 2004 Extension of time within which to file respondent's brief on the merits to and including July 19, 2004.
Jul 12 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation filed.
Jul 13 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Missouri Ban Youth Executions (Bye) Coalition filed.
Jul 14 2004 Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Other Religious Organizations filed.
Jul 15 2004 Brief amici curiae of Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al. filed.
Jul 16 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Coalition for Juvenile Justice filed.
Jul 16 2004 Brief amici curiae of American Medical Association, et al. filed.
Jul 16 2004 Brief amicus curiae of National Legal Aid and Defender Association filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of European Union and Members of the International Community filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief of respondent Christopher Simmons filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amicus curiae of Constitution Project filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of Former U.S. Diplomats Morton Abramowitz, et al. filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of New York, et al. filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., et al. filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of President James Earl Carter, Jr., et al. filed.
Jul 19 2004 Brief amici curiae of Juveniile Law Center, et al. filed.
Jul 23 2004 CIRCULATED.
Aug 12 2004 Application (04A125) to extend the time to file a reply brief from August 23, 2004 to September 7, 2004, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 17 2004 Application (04A125) Extension of time for filing the reply brief on the merits is granted to and including September 7, 2004.
Aug 19 2004 Record received from Supreme Court of Missouri. (1 box)
Aug 24 2004 SET FOR ARGUMENT Wednesday, October 13, 2004.
Aug 24 2004 Lodging proposal of counsel for respondent.
Sep 7 2004 Reply of petitioner Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center filed. (Distributed)
Oct 13 2004 Argued. For petitioner: James R. Layton, State Solicitor, Jefferson City, Mo. For Respondent: Seth P. Waxman, Washington, D.C.
Oct 26 2004 1 box of additional record material from the Supreme Court of Missouri received.
Mar 1 2005 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED Kennedy, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, JJ., joined. Stevens, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which Ginsburg, J., joined. O'Connor, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Scalia, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Rehnquist, C. J., and Thomas, J., joined. (Detached Opinion)
Apr 1 2005 MANDATE ISSUED.
Apr 13 2005 Acknowledgement of receipt (04/07/05) of mandate from Clerk, Supreme Court of Missouri received.
Aug 2 2005 Record returned to Supreme Court of Missouri.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Stephen D. Hawke Assistant Attorney General(573) 751-3321
    Counsel of Record Office of the Missouri Attorney General
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO  65102
steohen.hawke@ago.mo.ago
Party name: Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center
 
James R. Layton Solicitor General(573) 751-3321
Office of the Attorney General
Supreme Court Building
P. O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0899
Party name: Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center
Attorneys for Respondent:
Jennifer Herndon 224 N. Hwy 67(314) 831-5531
    Counsel of Record#122
Florissant, MO  63031
jenifer@netcom.com
Party name: Christopher Simmons
 
Dan Cutrer 6116 North Central(214) 273-0311
Suite 200
Dallas, TX  75206
Party name: Justice for All Alliance
 
Marsha L. Levick Juvenile Law Center(800) 875-8887
1315 Walnut Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19107
mlevick@jlc.org
Party name: Juveniile Law Center, et al.
 
Seth P. Waxman Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6000
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
seth.waxman@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Christopher Simmons
 
Richard J. Wilson Professor of Law(202) 274-4147
American University
Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20016
Party name: European Union and Members of the International Community
Other:
Dennis W. Archer American Bar Association(312) 988-5215
750 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60611
Party name: American Bar Association
 
Mark E. Chopko Associate General Counsel(202) 541-3300
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, N.E.
Washington, DC  20017
Party name: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Other Religious Organizations
 
Laurie Webb Daniel Holland & Knight(404) 817-8533
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street, Suite 2000
Alanta, GA  30309-3400
Party name: Constitution Project
 
Drew S. Days III. Morrison & Foerster LLP(202) 887-1500
2000 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20006
DDays@mofo.com
Party name: American Psychological Association, et al.
 
Constance De la Vega University of San Francisco School of Law(415) 422-2296
Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
delavega@usfca.edu
Party name: Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al.
 
Thomas F. Geraghty Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic(312) 503-8576
Northwestern University School of Law
357 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
Party name: President James Earl Carter, Jr., et al.
 
Caitlin Joan Halligan Office of the Attorney General(212) 416-8069
120 Broadway, 25th Floor
New York, NY  10271
Party name: New York, et al.
 
Harold Hongju Koh Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic(203) 432-1660
National Litigation Project
Yale Law School
127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT  06510
Party name: Former U.S. Diplomats Morton Abramowitz, et al.
 
Kate Lowenstein Murder Victims' Famillies for Reconciliation(617) 868-0007
2161 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA  02140
Party name: Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation
 
Joseph W. Luby Death Penalty Litigation Clinic(816) 363-2795
6155 Oak Street
Suite C
Kansas City, MO  64113
Party name: Missouri Ban Youth Executions (Bye) Coalition
 
Joseph T. McLaughlin Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe(212) 832-8300
120 West 45th Street
New York, NY  10036-4041
Party name: American Medical Association, et al.
 
Michael Mello Vermont Law School(802) 831-1291
P.O. Box 96, Chelsea Street
South Royalton, VT  05068
Party name: National Legal Aid and Defender Association
 
Kevin C. Newsom Solicitor General(334) 242-7401
Office of Attorney General
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL  36130
Party name: Alabama, Delaware, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Virginia
 
Christina Swarns NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.(212) 965-2200
99 Hudson Street
Suite 1600
New York, NY  10013
Party name: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., et al.
 
Joseph D. Tydings Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky(202) 785-9700
2101 L Street, NW
Washington, DC  20037-1526
Party name: Coalition for Juvenile Justice