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Docket for 07-5439
No. 07-5439     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
Ralph Baze and Thomas C. Bowling, Petitioners
v.
John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al.
Docketed:July 19, 2007
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Kentucky
  Case Nos.:(2005-SC-0543)
  Decision Date:November 22, 2006
  Rehearing Denied:April 19, 2007
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jul 11 2007 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 20, 2007)
Aug 20 2007 Brief of respondents John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 21 2007 Reply of petitioners Ralph Baze, et al. filed.
Aug 30 2007 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2007.
Sep 6 2007 Supplemental reply brief of petitioners Ralph Baze, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 7 2007 Supplemental brief of petitioners Ralph Baze, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Sep 25 2007 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. The brief of petitioners is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2007. The brief of respondents is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007. Briefs of amici curiae are to be filed with the Clerk and served upon counsel for the parties on or before 2 p.m., 7 days after the brief for the party supported is filed, or if in support of neither party, within 7 days after the petitioner's brief is filed.
Oct 3 2007 The order granting the petition for a writ of certiorari is amended as follows: The motion of petitioners for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted limited to Questions 1, 2, and 3 presented by the petition. The brief of petitioners is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2007. The brief of respondents is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2007. A reply brief, if any, is to be filed with the Clerk and served upon opposing counsel on or before 2 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2007. Briefs of amici curiae are to be filed with the Clerk and served upon counsel for the parties on or before 2 p.m., 7 days after the brief for the party supported is filed, or if in support of neither party, within 7 days after the petitioners' brief is filed.
Oct 29 2007 Motion for leave to file Volume IV of the joint appendix under seal filed by petitioners Ralph Baze, et al.
Nov 5 2007 Brief of petitioners Ralph Baze, et al. filed.
Nov 5 2007 Joint appendix filed, Volumes 1 - III. (Statement of costs received)
Nov 8 2007 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Liberties Union, et al. filed.
Nov 12 2007 Brief amici curiae of Critical Care Providers and Clinical Ethicists filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Anesthesia Awareness Campaign, Inc. in Support of Neither Party filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amici curiae of Michael Morales, Michael Taylor, Vernon Evans, Jr., and John Gary Hardwick, Jr. filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Human Rights Watch filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Fordham University School of Law, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amici curiae of Drs. Kevin Concannon, et al. filed.
Nov 13 2007 Brief amicus curiae of American Society of Anesthesiologists in Support of Neither Party filed.
Nov 16 2007 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 7, 2008.
Nov 19 2007 CIRCULATED.
Nov 19 2007 Received from counsel 1 Large binder containing printed transcripts.
Nov 21 2007 Response to motion of petitioner to file volume IV of the joint appendix under seal requested. (Response to motion due December 3, 2007)
Dec 3 2007 Brief of respondents John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 3 2007 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 7, 2007.
Dec 3 2007 Response to motion of petitioner to file volume IV of the joint appendix under seal filed. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2007 Reply of petitioners to response to motion to file volume IV of the joint appendix under seal filed. (Distributed)
Dec 5 2007 Letter of proposal to LODGE copies of a transcript from Dr. Dershwitz' trial deposition in Harbison v. Little, received from counsel for respondents.
Dec 7 2007 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed. (Distributed)
Dec 7 2007 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.
Dec 7 2007 Letter of opposition to respondents' lodging proposal received from counsel for petitioners.
Dec 10 2007 Motion for leave to file Volume IV of the joint appendix under seal GRANTED.
Dec 10 2007 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 10 2007 Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. (Distributed)
Dec 10 2007 Record received from Supreme Court of Kentucky. (1 box)
Dec 10 2007 Record received from Franklin County Kentucky Circuit Court. (2 boxes)
Dec 18 2007 Letter from counsel for respondents received.
Dec 27 2007 Lodging proposal of respondents approved by Clerk of Court.
Dec 28 2007 Reply of petitioners Ralph Baze, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 4 2008 Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Jan 7 2008 Argued. For petitioners: Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., Washington, D.C. For respondents: Roy T. Englert, Jr., Washington, D.C.; and Gregory G. Garre, Deputy Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.)
Apr 9 2008 Redacted Version of Joint appendix Volume IV filed. (Distributed)
Apr 9 2008 Letter of respondent John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 16 2008 Adjudged to be AFFIRMED. Roberts, C.J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered an opinion, in which Kennedy and Alito, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a concurring opinion. Stevens, J., filed an opinion councurring in the judgment. Scalia, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Thomas, J., joined. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Scalia, J., joined. Breyer, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Ginsubrg, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Souter, J., joined.
May 19 2008 MANDATE ISSUED.
May 22 2008 Record returned to the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
May 22 2008 Record returned to Franklin County Kentucky Circuit Court.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
David M. Barron Assistant Public Advocate(502) 564-3948
    Counsel of Record Kentucky Dept. of Public Advocacy
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 301
Frankfort, KY  40601
david.barron@ky.gov
Party name: Ralph Baze, et al.
 
Donald B. Verrilli Jr. Jenner & Block LLP(202) 639-6000
1099 New York Avenue, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
dverrilli@jenner.com
Party name: Ralph Baze and Thomas C. Bowling
Attorneys for Respondents:
John C. Cummings 275 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 2400 (502) 564-3620
    Counsel of RecordFrankfort, KY  40602
john.cummings@ky.gov
Party name: John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al.
 
Roy T. Englert Jr. Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP(202) 775-4500
1801 K Street, N.W., Suite 411
Washington, DC  20006
renglert@robbinsrussell.com
Party name: John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al.
 
Jeffrey T. Middendorf Justice and Public Safety Cabinet(502) 564-3279
Office of Legal Services
125 Holmes St.
Frankfort, KY  40601
jeff.middendorf@ky.gov
Party name: John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al.
Other:
Ty Alper Death Penalty Clinic(510) 643-7849
University of California
Berkeley School of Law
3373 North Addition
Berkeley, CA  94720-7200
Party name: Michael Morales, Michael Taylor, Vernon Evans, Jr., and John Gary Hardwick, Jr.
 
Paul D. Clement Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
United States Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC  20530-0001
SupremeCtBriefs@USDOJ.gov
Party name: United States
 
R. Ted Cruz Solicitor General(512) 936-1824
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548, MC-059
Austin, TX  78711-2548
Ted.Cruz@aog.state.tx.us
Party name: Texas, et al.
 
Lawrence J. Fox Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP(215) 988-2700
One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA  19103
Lawrence.Fox@dbr.com
Party name: American Society of Anesthesiologists
 
Gregory G. Garre Acting Solicitor General(202) 514-2217
Department of Justice
Washington, DC  20530-0001
Party name: Ralph Baze and Thomas C. Bowling v. John D. Rees, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Corrections, et al.
 
John Holdridge American Civil Liberties Union Foundation(919) 682-5659
201 West Main Street, Suite 402
Durham, NC  27701
Party name: American Civil Liberties Union, et al.
 
Nathan Lewin Lewin & Lewin, LLP(202) 828-1000
1775 Eye Street, N.W.
Suite 850
Washington, DC  20036
nat@lewinlewin.com
Party name: American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
 
Alison J. Nathan Fordham University School of Law(212)-636-7692
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY  10023
Party name: Fordham University School of Law, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics
 
Bradley S. Phillips Munger Tolles & Olson LLP(213) 683-9100
355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90071-1560
brad.phillips@mto.com
Party name: Critical Care Providers and Clinical Ethicists
 
Andrew J. Pincus Mayer Brown LLP(202) 263-3000
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006-1101
apincus@mayerbrown.com
Party name: Human Rights Watch
 
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
 
Simona G. Strauss Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP(650) 251-5000
2550 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA  94304
Party name: Drs. Kevin Concannon, et al.
 
Richard M. Wyner Goodwin & Proctor LLP(202)-346-4000
901 New York Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC  20001
Party name: Anesthesia Awareness Campaign, Inc. in Support of Neither Party
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