When we last visited the habeas appeal of Hennis v. Hemlick, No. 10-6400, the Fourth Circuit denied a request to halt retired Army Master Sergeant Timothy Hennis’s capital court-martial pending its resolution of his appeal of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Caolina’s denial of his habeas petition. Hennis v. Hemlick, No. 10-6400 (4th Cir. Apr. 1, 2010). The court-martial proceeded and Hennis was convicted and sentenced to death.
Now the Fourth Circuit has issued this briefing order, under which Hennis’s brief is due on 16 August and the government’s brief is due on 17 September.