Hidalgo v. Arizona

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-251 Ariz. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether Arizona's capital sentencing scheme, which includes so many aggravating circumstances that virtually every defendant convicted of first-degree murder is eligible for death, violates the Eighth Amendment; and (2) whether the death penalty in and of itself violates the Eighth Amendment, in light of contemporary standards of decency.

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DateProceedings and Orders
May 30 2017Application (16A1185) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 13, 2017 to July 14, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 06 2017Application (16A1185) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until July 14, 2017.
Jun 28 2017Application (16A1185) to extend further the time from July 14, 2017 to August 12, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Jun 29 2017Application (16A1185) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until August 12, 2017.
Aug 14 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 15, 2017)
Sep 08 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 16, 2017.
Sep 15 2017Brief amicus curiae of Amnesty International filed.
Sep 15 2017Brief amici curiae of Former and Current Arizona Judges, Prosecutors, Defenders, Legislators and Others filed.
Sep 15 2017Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.
Sep 15 2017Brief amici curiae of The Promise of Justice Initiative, et al. filed.
Oct 16 2017Brief of respondent Arizona in opposition filed.
Oct 31 2017Reply of petitioner Abel Hidalgo filed.
Nov 01 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.
Nov 13 2017Rescheduled.
Nov 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Dec 04 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/8/2017.
Dec 06 2017Record Requested.
Dec 11 2017Record received from Supreme Court of Arizona. (One envelope with sealed materials; the remainder of the record is electronic.)
 
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