The petition of the day is:

17-132

Issue: Whether the jury instruction—that the defendant’s actions were “evidence of [the requisite intent] . . . unless there is believable evidence to the contrary”—violated due process by shifting to the defendant the burden of producing “believable evidence” to show that he lacked the requisite intent.

Posted in Lindsey v. Virginia, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 22, 2017, 7:30 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/08/petition-of-the-day-1209/