Jordan v. Mississippi

Petition for certiorari denied on June 28, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-7153 Miss. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether incarcerating a prisoner awaiting execution for over four decades, even after the state found a life-without-parole sentence to be appropriate, violates the Eighth Amendment because it fails to serve any legitimate penological purpose; and (2) whether incarcerating a prisoner awaiting execution for over four decades, with over half that time attributable to repeated constitutional violations in a succession of sentencing hearings, violates the Eighth Amendment because it fails to serve any legitimate penological purpose.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 13 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 18, 2018)
Jan 17 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 18, 2018 to February 19, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 20, 2018
Feb 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 20, 2018 to March 22, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 20 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 22, 2018.
Mar 22 2018Brief of respondent Mississippi in opposition filed.
Apr 05 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 23 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/27/2018.
May 07 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
May 14 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/17/2018.
May 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/24/2018.
May 29 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/31/2018.
Jun 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/7/2018.
Jun 11 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/14/2018.
Jun 18 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/21/2018.
Jun 27 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/27/2018.
Jun 28 2018Petition DENIED. The petition for a writ of certiorari in No. 17-7245 is denied. Justice Breyer, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. VIDED. (Detached Opinion)
 
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