No. 21-439.

142 S.Ct. 2214 (2022)

Michael NANCE, Petitioner v. Timothy C. WARD, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Corrections, et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 23, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Matthew S. Hellman , Washington, DC, for petitioner.

Masha G. Hansford for the United States as amicus curiae, by special leave of the Court, supporting the petitioner.

Stephen J. Petrany , Solicitor General, for respondents.

Anna M. Arceneaux , Cory H. Isaacson , Georgia Resource Center, Atlanta, GA, David A. Strauss , Sarah M. Konsky , Jenner & Block, Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, Matthew S. Hellman , Counsel of Record, Urja Mittal , Kevin J. Kennedy , Deanna E. Krokos , Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC, Laurie Webb Daniel , Matthew D. Friedlander , Holland & Knight LLP, Atlanta, GA, for petitioner.

Beth A. Burton , Deputy Attorney General, Sabrina D. Graham , Senior Assistant Attorney General, Clint C. Malcom , Assistant Attorney General, Christopher M. Carr , Attorney General, Stephen J. Petrany , Solicitor General Counsel of Record, Ross W. Bergethon , Drew F. Waldbeser , Deputy Solicitors General, Office of the Georgia Attorney General, Atlanta, Georgia, for respondents.

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