Docket for 13-7211
No. 13-7211     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
Robert Mitchell Jennings, Petitioner
v.
William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division
Docketed:November 4, 2013
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  Case Nos.:(12-70018)
  Decision Date:July 22, 2013
  Rehearing Denied:August 15, 2013
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Oct 28 2013 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due December 4, 2013)
Dec 5 2013 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 3, 2014.
Dec 26 2013 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including February 3, 2014.
Feb 3 2014 Brief of respondent William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division in opposition filed.
Feb 20 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 7, 2014.
Mar 10 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 21, 2014.
Mar 24 2014 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis GRANTED. Petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 4 presented by the petition.
Apr 1 2014 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner Robert Mitchell Jennings.
Apr 14 2014 The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 10, 2014.
Apr 14 2014 The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 12, 2014.
Apr 16 2014 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 2, 2014.
May 5 2014 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED. Randolph L. Schaffer, Jr., Esquire, of Houston, Texas is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case
Jun 6 2014 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jun 6 2014 Brief of petitioner Robert Mitchell Jennings filed.
Jun 17 2014 Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in support of neither party filed.
Jul 9 2014 Record requested from U.S.C.A. 5th Circuit.
Jul 18 2014 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Jul 29 2014 Record received from U.S.D.C. Southern District of Texas Houston Division. (1 - Box)



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Randolph L. Schaffer Jr. The Schaffer Firm(713) 951-9555
    Counsel of Record1301 McKinney, Suite 3100
Houston, TX  77010
noguilt@swbell.net
Party name: Robert Mitchell Jennings
Attorneys for Respondent:
Andrew S. Oldham Deputy Solicitor General(512) 936-1862
    Counsel of Record Office of Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548 (MC-059)
Austin, TX  78711-2548
andy.oldham@texasattorneygeneral.gov
Party name: William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division
 
Tomee M. Heining Assistant Attorney General(512) 936-1600
P.O. Box 12548
Capitol Station
Austin, TX  78711
Party name: William Stephens, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division
Other:
Kent S. Scheidegger Criminal Justice Legal Foundation(916) 446-0345
2131 L Street
Sacramento, CA  95816
briefs@cjlf.org
Party name: Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in support of neither party