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No. 22-5891 *** CAPITAL CASE ***
Title:Kevin B. Burns, Petitioner
Tony Mays, Warden
Docketed:October 24, 2022
Linked with 22A117
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
   Case Numbers:(11-5214, 14-6089)
   Decision Date:April 13, 2022
   Rehearing Denied:May 24, 2022
  Discretionary Court Decision Date:

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 08 2022Application (22A117) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 22, 2022 to October 21, 2022, submitted to Justice Kavanaugh.
Main DocumentLower Court Orders/Opinions
Aug 15 2022Application (22A117) granted by Justice Kavanaugh extending the time to file until October 21, 2022.
Oct 20 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 23, 2022)
Motion for Leave to Proceed in Forma PauperisPetitionAppendixProof of Service
Nov 23 2022Brief amicus curiae of Lay and Ordained Ministers filed.
Main DocumentProof of ServiceCertificate of Word Count
Nov 23 2022Brief of respondent Tony Mays, Warden in opposition filed.
Main DocumentProof of Service
Dec 08 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/6/2023.
Dec 08 2022Reply of petitioner Kevin B. Burns filed. (Distributed)
Main DocumentProof of Service
Dec 14 2022Record Requested.
Dec 14 2022All records from the U.S.C.A.-6th Circuit are available on PACER.
Feb 22 2023The record from the U.S.D.C.-Western District of Tennessee is available on PACER. Docket Entry 35 was transmitted electronically.
Feb 23 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/17/2023.
Mar 20 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/24/2023.
Mar 27 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/31/2023.
Apr 10 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/14/2023.
Apr 17 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/21/2023.
Apr 24 2023Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Kagan and Justice Jackson join, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
May 18 2023Petition for Rehearing filed.
Main DocumentProof of ServiceOther
May 30 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/15/2023.
Jun 20 2023Rehearing DENIED.

Attorneys for Petitioner
Richard Lewis Tennent
    Counsel of Record
Federal Public Defender TNM
810 Broadway
Ste. 200
Nashville, TN 37203
Party name: Kevin B. Burns
Attorneys for Respondent
John Henry Bledsoe III
    Counsel of Record
Office of Tennessee Attorney General
P. O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202
Party name: Tony Mays
Brian Francis Irving
    Counsel of Record
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800
Nashville, TN 37205
Party name: Shane Claiborne, Rev. Dr. Joe Ingle, Dan Mann, Rev. Dr. Kevin Riggs, Wes Yoder, Paul Young


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