At the 11th hour, the US Supreme Court ordered an unlimited stay. On May 24, two months to the day after the stay, the Court agreed to hear the case. Oral arguments were scheduled for Oct. 13 in Washington and the decision of the Court was awaited in the spring of 2011. It is important to understand that if the Supreme Court ruled in Hank’s favor, this decision would not give him access to DNA testing but would just give him the right to pursue his civil complaint against the District Attorney of Gray County, Lynn Switzer, in order to obtain DNA testing. Hank’s attorneys filed their written arguments to the Supreme Court July 22, 2010.