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Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor with whom Justice Breyer joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Certain Medical Professionals and Medical Ethicists GRANTED.
Application (16A451) granted by the Court. The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the Court is granted pending the disposition of the petition for a writ of certiorari. Should the petition for a writ of certiorari be denied, this stay shall terminate automatically. In the event the petition for a writ of certiorari is granted, the stay shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court. Statement of The Chief Justice respecting the grant of the application for stay. I do not believe that this application meets our ordinary criteria for a stay. This case does not merit the Court�s review: the claims set out in the application are purely fact-specific, dependent on contested interpretations of state law, insulated from our review by alternative holdings below, or some combination of the three. Four Justices have, however, voted to grant a stay. To afford them the opportunity to more fully consider the suitability o...
Application (16A451) referred to the Court.
Reply of petitioner Thomas D. Arthur filed.
Brief of respondent Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al. in opposition filed.
UPON CONSIDERATION of the application of counsel for the applicant, IT IS ORDERED that execution of the sentence of death is hereby stayed pending further order of Justice Thomas or of the Court.
Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Certain Medical Professionals and Medical Ethicists.
Motion for leave to file a petition for a writ of certiorari under seal with redacted copies for the public record filed.
Application (16A451) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 5, 2016)
Thomas D. Arthur, Petitioner, represented by Suhana S. Han
Jefferson S. Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al., Respondent, represented by James R. Houts
Certain Medical Professionals and Medical Ethicists, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Thomas Fenske