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No. 21-5592 *** CAPITAL CASE ***
Title:John H. Ramirez, Petitioner
v.
Bryan Collier, Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, et al.
Docketed:September 7, 2021
Linked with 21A33
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
   Case Numbers:(21-70004)
   Decision Date:September 6, 2021
   Rehearing Denied:
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:
Questions Presented

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 07 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due October 7, 2021)
PetitionAppendixMotion for Leave to Proceed in Forma PauperisProof of ServiceCertificate of Word Count
Sep 07 2021Application (21A33) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.
Main Document
Sep 07 2021Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Main DocumentOtherProof of Service
Sep 08 2021Brief of respondent Collier, Bryan, et al. in opposition filed.
Main DocumentProof of Service
Sep 08 2021Reply of applicant John H. Ramirez filed.
Reply
Sep 08 2021Application (21A33) referred to the Court.
Sep 08 2021Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED.
Sep 08 2021The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is granted. The motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis and the petition for a writ of certiorari are granted. The Clerk is directed to establish a briefing schedule that will allow the case to be argued in October or November 2021.
Sep 09 2021This case is set for argument on Monday, November 1, 2021. Petitioner's brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support of petitioner or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Monday, September 27, 2021. Respondents' brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support of respondents, are to be filed on or before Friday, October 15, 2021. Petitioner's reply brief is due on or before 2 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021.
Sep 09 2021ARGUMENT SET FOR Monday, November 1, 2021.
Sep 10 2021The parties are directed to submit briefs that address whether petitioner adequately exhausted his audible prayer claim under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997e(a). The parties are also directed to address whether petitioner has satisfied his burden under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA) to demonstrate that a sincerely held religious belief has been substantially burdened by restrictions on either audible prayer or physical contact. The parties are further directed to address whether the government has satisfied its burden under RLUIPA to demonstrate its policy is the least restrictive means of advancing a compelling government interest. Finally, the parties are directed to address the type of equitable relief petitioner is seeking, the appropriate standard for this relief, and whether that standard has been met here. See Hill v. McDonough, 547 U. S. 573, 584 (2006) (setting forth a four- factor test for equitable relief). The parties may address other relevant issues, avoiding repetition of discussion in prior briefing.
Sep 13 2021Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for Bryan Collier submitted.
Blanket Consent
Sep 13 2021Consent to the filing of amicus briefs received from counsel for John Ramirez submitted.
Blanket Consent
Sep 21 2021CIRCULATED
Sep 22 2021For Leave To File Joint Appendix Under Seal of Bryan Collier submitted.
Proof of ServiceMain Document
Sep 22 2021Letter pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 32.3 of Bryan Collier submitted.
Main DocumentProof of Service
Sep 22 2021Response of John Ramirez to motion submitted.
Main DocumentMain Document

NAMEADDRESSPHONE
Attorneys for Petitioner
Seth Kretzer
    Counsel of Record
Law Office of Seth Kretzer
9119 South Gessner
105
Houston, TX 77054

seth@kretzerfirm.com
7137753050
Party name: John Ramirez
Attorneys for Respondent
Judd Edward Stone II
    Counsel of Record
Texas Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX 78711-2548

judd.stone@oag.texas.gov
512-936-1700
Party name: Bryan Collier
Jennifer Wren MorrisTexas Attorney General's Office
300 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX 78701

jennifer.morris@oag.texas.gov
5129362991
Party name: Bryan Collier

 

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