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Docket for 16-5294
No. 16-5294     *** CAPITAL CASE ***  
Title:
James E. McWilliams, Petitioner
v.
Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
Docketed:July 20, 2016
Linked with 15A978
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  Case Nos.:(13-13906)
  Decision Date:December 16, 2015
  Rehearing Denied:February 16, 2016
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 16 2016 Application (15A978) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 16, 2016 to July 15, 2016, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Mar 24 2016 Application (15A978) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until July 15, 2016.
Jul 15 2016 Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 19, 2016)
Aug 9 2016 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 19, 2016.
Aug 19 2016 Brief amicus curiae of The Constitution Project filed.
Sep 14 2016 Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 19, 2016.
Oct 17 2016 Brief of respondents Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
Oct 28 2016 Reply of petitioner James E. McWilliams filed.
Nov 3 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 22, 2016.
Nov 17 2016 Record Requested .
Nov 22 2016 Record received from the U.S.C.A. 11th Circuit. (1-Box)
Dec 6 2016 Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Northern District of Alabama (4 boxes).
Dec 8 2016 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 9 2017 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 13 2017 Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.
Jan 17 2017 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party from counsel for the respondents.
Jan 27 2017 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner James E. McWilliams.
Feb 10 2017 Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party or of neither party received from counsel for the petitioner.
Feb 15 2017 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Feb 17 2017 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, April 24, 2017
Feb 27 2017 Joint appendix filed.
Feb 27 2017 Brief of petitioner James E. McWilliams filed.
Mar 6 2017 Motion to appoint counsel filed by petitioner GRANTED, and Stephen B. Bright, Esquire, of Atlanta, Georgia, is appointed to serve as counsel for the petitioner in this case.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Mar 6 2017 Brief amici curiae of American Psychiatric Association, et al. filed.
Mar 22 2017 CIRCULATED.
Mar 29 2017 Brief of respondents Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Apr 17 2017 Reply of petitioner James E. McWilliams filed. (Distributed)
Apr 24 2017 Argued. For petitioner: Stephen B. Bright, Atlanta, Ga. (Appointed by this Court.) For respondents: Andrew L. Brasher, Solicitor General, Montgomery, Ala.
Jun 19 2017 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Breyer, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, JJ., joined. Alito, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Roberts, C. J., and Thomas and Gorsuch, JJ., joined.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioner:
Stephen B. Bright Southern Center for Human Rights(404) 688-1202
    Counsel of Record83 Poplar Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA  30303-2122
sbright@schr.org
Party name: James E. McWilliams
 
Mark Aaron Loudon-Brown 83 Poplar Street NW (404) 688-1202
Atlanta, GA  30303
mloudonbrown@schr.org
Party name: James E. McWilliams
Attorneys for Respondents:
Andrew L. Brasher Solicitor General(334) 353-2609
    Counsel of Record Office of Attorney General
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36130
abrasher@ago.state.al.us
Party name: Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
 
Henry M. Johnson Assistant Attorney General(334) 242-7300
501 Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 300152
Montgomery, AL  36130-0152
hjohnson@ago.state.al.us
Party name: Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
Other:
Michael B. DeSanctis Jenner & Block LLP(202) 636-6000
1099 New York Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC  20001
mdesanctis@jenner.com
Party name: The Constitution Project
 
George H. Kendall Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP(212) 872-9800
30 Rockefeller Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY  10112
george.kendall@squirepb.com
Party name: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al.
 
Aaron M. Panner Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.(202) 326-7900
1615 M Street, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC  20036-3215
apanner@kellogghansen.com
Party name: American Psychiatric Association, et al.
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