No. 19-8695

Ruben Gutierrez v. Luis V. Saenz, et al.

from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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Docket Entries


DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.

Application (19A1052) granted by the Court. The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Alito 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. The District Court should promptly determine, based on whatever evidence the parties provide, whether serious security problems would result if a prisoner facing execution is permitted to choose the spiritual adviser the prisoner wishes to have in his immediate presence during the execution.

Application (19A1052) referred to the Court.

Reply of petitioner Ruben Gutierrez filed.

Brief of respondents Bryan Collier, et al. in opposition filed.

Motion for leave to file amicus brief and motion for leave to file brief in compliance with Rule 33.2 filed by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops.

Application (19A1052) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Alito.

Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 15, 2020)


Ruben Gutierrez, Petitioner, represented by Matthew C. Lawry

Bryan Collier, et al., Respondent, represented by Jefferson David Clendenin

Last updated: September 30, 2020