Issue: Whether, when a petitioner has previously challenged his judgement of conviction in a federal habeas action, the vacation by a state court of one of multiple counts of that judgement, which results in no resentencing or change to the sentences of the remaining counts, constitutes a new judgement for the purposes of the rules governing the filing of successive habeas petitions.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its April 17 Conference, which Lyle reported on. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will be live-blogging at this link . The Court has not yet announced whether there will be additional opinion announcements on Wednesday. This is the first week of the April sitting.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.