The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether, as a matter of either due process or the Eighth Amendment right to present evidence in mitigation, the defendant in such a case is entitled to oppose a death sentence by introducing evidence that he will pose a low risk of violence in the prison setting.

Posted in Lawlor v. Virginia, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Mary Pat Dwyer, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 7, 2013, 10:27 PM),