Issue: Whether states can bypass the holding in Graham v. Florida , that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a juvenile offender to be sentenced to life in prison without parole for a non-homicide crime, by imposing term-of-year sentences that deny juvenile non-homicide offenders any chance for release.
Proceedings and Orders
Sep 21 2012
Application (12A293) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 4, 2012 to November 5, 2012, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Sep 25 2012
Application (12A293) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 5, 2012.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its April 17 Conference, which Lyle reported on. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. we expect one or more opinions in argued cases. We will be live-blogging at this link . The Court has not yet announced whether there will be additional opinion announcements on Wednesday. This is the first week of the April sitting.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.