The federal defendants today filed this opposition to a motion by military death row inmate Ronald Gray’s counsel for a 90-day extension of time to file their reply to the federal defendants’ response to their traverse.

6 Responses to “Federal defendants object to requested extension in Gray habeas litigation”

  1. Brien Le Chien says:

    Interesting, especially the part where counsel were appointed “on December 18, 2010.”

    But then, I’ve been guilty of similar sins on an occasion or two.

  2. John O'Connor says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s sort of odd that the Government took a decade or more to sign a death wearrant for a case that had completed direct review, but are now chiseling the defense on a 90-day extension request?

  3. Dew_Process says:

    Nope – especially under the circumstances. Gray’s attorney of 10+ years had to withdraw due to significant health problems.

  4. Anon says:

    This is getting silly; just how many briefs are going to get filed in this case? “I’d like to file an extension to the reply, to the reply, to the answer, to the supplemental brief in opposition . . . .”

    Its been two years since the stay was issued, and they still haven’t finished briefing the District Court? And don’t give me the “death is different” line. There is no reason why it takes this many briefs to argue a position.

  5. Dew_Process says:

    Anon 1514,
    Welcome to the world of capital, post-conviction litigation. You want to see briefs, check out Loving – and he hasn’t hit the civilian courts yet.

    And, as to the “death is different” line, take that up with SCOTUS – it’s their jurisprudence.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If you want to legally take someone’s life, then this is how it is.