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14-277Bogan v. Baskin(1) Whether the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment permit states to define marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman; and (2) whether the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses permit states to treat as void same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. (Opinion by )
14-278Walker v. WolfWhether the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state from defining and recognizing marriage as only the legal union between one man and one woman. (Opinion by )
14-103Baker Botts, L.L.P. v. ASARCO, L.L.C.Whether Section 330(a) of the Bankruptcy Code grants bankruptcy judges discretion to award compensation for the defense of a fee application. (Opinion by )
13-1348Nebraska v. MantichWhether Miller v. Alabama - which held that a state may not sentence a teenage murderer to life imprisonment without parole unless the state provides a process whereby the sentencer considers the offender's youth and attendant characteristics - should be applied retroactively to a murder conviction on collateral review. (Opinion by )
13-1345Bishop v. Humphrey(1) Whether it is error for a federal appellate court to undertake the same analysis for penalty phase prejudice in capital cases arising from both weighing states, where juries impose death sentences only after determining that aggravating circumstances outweigh mitigating factors, and non-weighing states, where juries are instructed that they may return a sentence less than death for any reason or no reason at all, even after finding a statutory aggravator; and (2) whether the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals violated the Eighth Amendment by improperly “weighing” aggravation against mitigation evidence in Mr. Bishop’s case rather than applying the non-weighing prejudice test consistent with Georgia’s capital sentencing statute articulated in Zant v. Stephens. (Opinion by )
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