Death Penalty

Filed - February 21, 2017

Virginia Department of Corrections v. Jordan and Chase (Fourth Circuit)


Unlike Missouri and Georgia, Virginia provided some, but not all, documents in response to subpoena. But they would not allow depositions of their staff for use in the Mississippi trial in Jordan v. Hall. The Virginia DOC moved to quash the subpoena issued by our clients. After briefing but without oral argument, the District Court ruled that the limited document production was sufficient and denied our request for further information. The case is on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Case Developments

  • Oral Argument in US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit — 
    November 1, 2018
  • Jordan and Chase Reply Brief — 
    May 25, 2018
  • Virginia Department of Corrections Brief — 
    April 25, 2018
  • Jordan and Chase Brief (on appeal) — 
    March 6, 2018
  • District Court Grants Virginia DOC Motion — 
    November 3, 2017
  • Virginia Department of Corrections Reply — 
    March 30, 2017
  • Jordan and Chase Opposition to Motion — 
    March 24, 2017
  • Virginia Department of Corrections Files Motion to Quash — 
    February 21, 2017