Jones v. Virginia

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issues: (1) Whether Virginia may refuse to give effect to Miller v. Alabama in state collateral review proceedings because, according to the Virginia Supreme Court, a sentence imposed in violation of the U.S. Constitution is not void but merely “voidable”; (2) whether the Virginia Supreme Court contradicted Miller and Montgomery v. Louisiana by holding that, before imposing a sentence of life without parole, a sentencer need not actually consider a juvenile offender’s youth and attendant characteristics so long as the sentencer had the opportunity to do so; and (3) whether Virginia may, consistent with the Eighth Amendment, limit the remedy for a sentence imposed in violation of Miller.

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DateProceedings and Orders
May 3 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 5, 2017)
May 25 2017Waiver of right of respondent Virginia to respond filed.
Jun 6 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 22, 2017.
Jun 12 2017Response Requested . (Due July 12, 2017)
Jun 29 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 11, 2017.
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