- March 7, 2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Mr. Skinner's favor by 6 votes to 3.
- April 4, 2011 - The U.S. Supreme Court lifts the stay and remands the case to the lower court.
- May 20, 2011 - The Texas House approves SB 122, legislation by Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) to strengthen Texas' post-conviction DNA testing law.
- June 2, 2011 - Gray County D.A. Lynn Switzer, the defendant in the civil lawsuit, files a motion for summary judgment as well as a brief in support of her motion.
- June 17, 2011 - Governor Perry signs SB 122 into law.
- July 21, 2011 - Gray County D.A. Lynn Switzer files a declaration under oath.
- July 27, 2011 - Sentencing Judge Emmert issues a new death warrant for a November 9 execution.
- September 1, 2011 - SB 122 becomes effective.
- September 2, 2011 - Hank Skinner's attorneys file a motion for DNA testing under the revised statutes as well as a motion to withdraw the death warrant.
- November 2, 2011 - Judge Emmert, without any explanation, denies the new motion for DNA testing.
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