Johnson v. Idaho

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-236 Idaho TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Eighth Amendment categorically prohibits life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders; and (2) whether, when the evidence demonstrates that the plaintiff lacks a prior history of violence and has high potential for rehabilitation, the state's pre-Miller v. Alabama sentencing proceeding complies with Miller's requirement to limit juvenile life-without-parole sentences to the rare juvenile offenders who are irreparably corrupt.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 10 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 14, 2017)
Aug 24 2017Waiver of right of respondent Idaho to respond filed.
Sep 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Sep 07 2017Rescheduled.
Sep 11 2017Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.
Sep 12 2017Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center and the Children and Family Justice Center filed.
 
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