No. 21-938 *** CAPITAL CASE ***
Title:Bryan P. Stirling, Director, South Carolina Department of Corrections, et al., Petitioners
Sammie Louis Stokes
Docketed:December 23, 2021
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
   Case Numbers:(18-6)
   Decision Date:August 19, 2021
   Rehearing Denied:September 23, 2021
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 21 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 24, 2022)
PetitionAppendixCertificate of Word CountProof of Service
Jan 20 2022Waiver of Sammie Stokes of right to respond not accepted for filing. (January 28, 2022 - Waiver filed in error. See Rule 15.1)
Jan 31 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 24, 2022 to March 10, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
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Feb 01 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 10, 2022.
Mar 10 2022Brief of respondent Sammie Stokes in opposition filed.
Main DocumentCertificate of Word CountProof of Service
Mar 29 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2022.
Mar 29 2022Reply of petitioners Bryan Stirling, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Main DocumentProof of ServiceCertificate of Word Count
May 23 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/26/2022.
May 31 2022Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of Shinn v. Martinez Ramirez, 596 U.S. ___ (2022).

Attorneys for Petitioners
Melody Jane Brown
    Counsel of Record
South Carolina Attorney General's Office
Post Office Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211
Party name: Bryan Stirling, et al.
Attorneys for Respondent
Ashley C. Parrish
    Counsel of Record
King & Spalding
1700 Pensylvania Ave., NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006-2706
Party name: Sammie Stokes