Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Delling v. Idaho
Note: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys work for or contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case, which is listed without regard to the likelihood that it will be granted.
Issue(s): Whether the Fourteenth or Eighth Amendment mandates the availability of an insanity defense in criminal cases, an issue this Court reserved in Clark v. Arizona, footnote 20.
Certiorari stage documents:
- Opinion below (Idaho)
- Petition for certiorari
- Brief in opposition
- Amicus brief of American Psychiatric Association et al.
- Amicus brief of 52 Criminal Law and Mental Health Law Professors
- Amicus brief of Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers et al.
- Amicus brief of Constitutional Accountability Center
- Reply of petitioner
Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 16, 2012, 10:57 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/petition-of-the-day-354/