Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday. We will begin live-blogging at this link at 9:45 a.m.
On Wednesday the court hears oral argument in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Evans v. Mississippi

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-7245 Miss. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the death penalty, in and of itself, violates the Eighth Amendment in light of contemporary standards of decency and the geographic arbitrariness of its imposition.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 27 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 1, 2018)
Jan 23 2018Brief of respondent State of Mississippi in opposition filed.
Jan 30 2018Reply of petitioner Timothy Nelson Evans filed.
Feb 08 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.
Feb 26 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/2/2018.
Mar 12 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/16/2018.
Mar 19 2018Rescheduled.
Mar 19 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/23/2018.
Term Snapshot