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1 Sep, 2015

Who May Invoke In Forma Pauperis?

2019-03-18T18:47:25+00:00September 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

If a party believes that he/she is without the financial resources to pay the costs of a court action or proceeding, he/she may apply for in forma pauperis (IFP) status.  In the Supreme Court, that means filing without having to pay the $300 filing fee or producing booklet format briefs. Parties who were granted IFP status [...]

30 Apr, 2015

Staying Execution: Death Row and the Supreme Court, Part II

2019-03-18T18:47:28+00:00April 30th, 2015|Tags: , , , |

  The following is part II of our look at emergency stays in the Supreme Court.  To read part I, click here. On October 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM the Supreme Court was presented with an emergency application to stay the execution of Anthony Haynes, just 150 minutes before he was set to be executed.  [...]

14 Apr, 2015

Staying Execution: Death Row and the Supreme Court, Part I

2019-03-18T18:47:28+00:00April 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |

  The Supreme Court’s handling of an application to stay an execution may be one of the most suspenseful facets of judicial procedure.  Life and death literally hang in the balance during this little-known and not-so-visible emergency litigation. Generally, a stay is an interim order that halts the effect of a lower court ruling.  Stays [...]