Docket for 07-1223
No. 07-1223     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
Edward Nathaniel Bell, Petitioner
v.
Loretta K. Kelly, Warden
Docketed:March 26, 2008
Linked with 07A798
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(06-22)
  Decision Date:January 4, 2008
  Rehearing Denied:January 29, 2008
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 25 2008 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 25, 2008)
Mar 25 2008 Application (07A798) for stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Mar 25 2008 Appendix of Edward Nathaniel Bell filed.
Mar 28 2008 Brief of respondent Loretta K. Kelly, Warden in opposition filed.
Apr 1 2008 Reply of petitioner Edward Nathaniel Bell filed.
Apr 9 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 25, 2008.
May 5 2008 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 8, 2008.
May 12 2008 Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
May 12 2008 Application (07A798) granted by The Chief Justice. The execution of sentence of death is stayed pending the sending down of the judgment of this Court.
May 23 2008 The time within which to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including July 31, 2008.
Jul 3 2008 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including September 29, 2008.
Jul 31 2008 Joint appendix filed. (Volume I and II)
Jul 31 2008 Brief of petitioner Edward Nathaniel Bell filed.
Aug 7 2008 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Association of Federal Defenders, et al.
Aug 7 2008 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Aug 7 2008 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former State Court Judges.
Aug 8 2008 CIRCULATED.
Aug 11 2008 Response from respondent to motion of VACDL for leave to file amicus brief filed. (Distributed).
Aug 11 2008 Response from respondent to motion of Former State Court Judges for leave to file amicus brief filed. (Distributed)
Aug 11 2008 Response of respondent to motion of NAFD and NACDL for leave to file amicus brief filed. (Distributed)
Aug 14 2008 Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Western District of Virginia. (Roanoke) (5 (boxes) There are sealed documents in this record.
Aug 15 2008 Record received from U.S.C.A. for the 4th Circuit. (1 box) There are sealed documents in the record.
Aug 18 2008 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, November 12, 2008.
Sep 29 2008 Brief of respondent Loretta K. Kelly, Warden filed. (Distributed)
Oct 3 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Oct 3 2008 Brief amici curiae of Idaho and 30 Other States filed. (Distributed)
Oct 6 2008 Brief amicus curiae of Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Oct 14 2008 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former State Court Judges GRANTED.
Oct 14 2008 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by National Association of Federal Defenders, et al. GRANTED.
Oct 14 2008 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers GRANTED.
Oct 29 2008 Reply of petitioner Edward Nathaniel Bell filed. (Distributed)
Nov 10 2008 Letter received from counsel for the respondent proposing a lodging of copies of a 2007 report by Vanderbilt University on various effects of AEDPA in the United States.
Nov 12 2008 Argued. For petitioner: Richard P. Bress, Washington, D.C. For respondent: Katherine Burnett, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Richmond, Va.
Nov 17 2008 Per Curiam. Writ of certiorari DISMISSED as improvidently granted.
Dec 19 2008 JUDGMENT ISSUED.
Jul 17 2009 Record returned to U.S.C.A. for the 4th Circuit.
Jul 17 2009 Record returned to the U.S.D.C. for the Western District of Virginia (Roanoke)



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Richard P. Bress Latham & Watkins LLP(202) 637-2200
    Counsel of Record555 11th Street, N.W.
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004
rick.bress@lw.com
Party name: Edward Nathaniel Bell
Attorneys for Respondent:
Katherine P. Baldwin Senior Assistant Attorney General(804) 786-2071
    Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219
KBaldwin@oag.state.va.us
Party name: Loretta K. Kelly, Warden
 
Katherine B. Burnett Senior Assistant Attorney(804) 786-9527
    Counsel of Record Office of Attorney General
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Kburnett@oag.state.va.us
Other:
Joel R. Branscom Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys(540) 473-8227
P.O. Box 4
Fincastle, VA  24090
Party name: Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys
 
Susan J. Kohlmann Jenner & Block LLP(212) 891-1600
919 third Avenue
37th Floor
New York, NY  10022
skohlmann@jenner.com
Party name: Former State Court Judges
 
Jessica M. Lorello Deputy Attorney General(208) 334-4539
Capital Litigation Unit, Criminal Law Division
700 W. State Division
Boise, ID  83720-0010
Party name: Idaho and 30 Other States
 
Andrea D. Lyon DePaul University College of Law(312) 362-5837
25 East Jackson Blvd.
Suite 1158
Chicago, IL  60604-2219
Party name: National Association of Federal Defenders, et al.
 
Ashley C. Parrish King & Spalding LLP(202) 737-0500
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20006
aparrish@kslaw.com
Party name: Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
 
Kent S. Scheidegger Criminal Justice Legal Foundation(916) 446-0345
2131 L Street
Sacramento, CA  95816
brfs@cjlf.org
Party name: Criminal Justice Legal Foundation