Bobby v. Bies

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Apr 27, 2009
Tr.
Opinion
Vote
9-0
Author
Ginsburg
Term

Issue: Whether the holding of a state post-conviction hearing to determine the mental capacity of a capital defendant whose death sentence was affirmed before Atkins v. Virginia (2002), which barred the execution of mentally retarded defendants, violates the Double Jeopardy clause.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 1, 2009.

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