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Docket for 09-8854
No. 09-8854     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
Demarcus Ali Sears, Petitioner
v.
Stephen Upton, Warden
Docketed:January 29, 2010
Linked with 09A590
Lower Ct:Supreme Court of Georgia
  Case Nos.:(S08E1253)
  Decision Date:September 28, 2009

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Dec 15 2009 Application (09A590) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 27, 2009 to January 27, 2010, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Dec 24 2009 Application (09A590) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until January 27, 2010.
Jan 26 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due March 1, 2010)
Feb 18 2010 Brief of respondent Stephen Upton, Warden in opposition filed.
Feb 26 2010 Reply of petitioner Demarcus Ali Sears filed.
Mar 4 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 19, 2010.
Mar 17 2010 Record Requested .
Mar 29 2010 Record received from the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Superior Court of Butts County State of Georgia (1 box).
Apr 1 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 16, 2010.
Apr 8 2010 Record received from Butts County Superior Court State of Georgia (Transcripts of trial, 2 boxes).
Apr 15 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 30, 2010.
May 10 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 13, 2010.
May 17 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 20, 2010.
May 24 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 27, 2010.
Jun 1 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 3, 2010.
Jun 7 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 10, 2010.
Jun 14 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 17, 2010.
Jun 21 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 24, 2010.
Jun 24 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 28, 2010.
Jun 29 2010 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED Justice Scalia filed a dissenting opinion joined by Justice Thomas. The Chief Justice and Justice Alito would deny the petition for a writ of certiorari. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)
Aug 2 2010 MANDATE ISSUED.
Aug 3 2010 Record returned to Supreme Court of Georgia.
Aug 3 2010 Record returned to Butts County Superior Court.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Robert Edwards 600 Peachtree Street, NE(404) 885-3134
Suite 5200
Atlanta, GA  30308
Bob.edwards@troutmansanders.com
Party name: Demarcus Ali Sears
Attorneys for Respondent:
Beth A. Burton Senior Assistant Attorney General(404) 656-3499
    Counsel of Record Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, S.W.
Atlanta, GA  30334-1300
bburton@law.ga.gov
Party name: Stephen Upton, Warden
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