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Editor's Note :

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Bunch v. Bobby

Petition for certiorari denied on April 22, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-558 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 12

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.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 21 2012Application (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 2012Application (12A293) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until November 5, 2012.
Nov 5 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 6, 2012)
Dec 3 2012Waiver of right of respondent David Bobby, Warden to respond filed.
Dec 5 2012Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed.
Dec 19 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 11, 2013.
Jan 4 2013Response Requested . (Due February 4, 2013)
Jan 14 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 18, 2013.
Mar 18 2013Brief of respondent David Bobby, Warden in opposition filed.
Apr 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 3 2013Reply of petitioner Chaz Bunch filed. (Distributed)
Apr 22 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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