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Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.

Wellons v. Hall

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-5731 11th Cir. Not Argued Jan 19, 2010 5-4 Per Curiam OT 2009
 
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Holding: Without oral argument, the Court returned this case to a lower court to consider whether to hold a hearing to investigate whether the trial judge and jury in the defendant’s trial engaged in significant misconduct that could undermine the validity of his death sentence.

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Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on January 19, 2010. Justice Scalia dissented, joined by Justice Thomas. Justice Alito dissented separately, joined by Chief Justice Roberts.

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