Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Ohio v. American Express Co. Beth Farmer has our preview.

Kansas v. Dull

Petition for certiorari denied on March 7, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-276 Kan. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the Kansas Supreme Court misinterpreted and improperly expanded the Supreme Court's decisions in Graham v. Florida and Miller v. Alabama when it extended those decisions to a sentence that does not involve life imprisonment, holding that the Eighth Amendment categorically bars a sentence of mandatory lifetime postrelease supervision (i.e., non-incarceration) for juveniles convicted of serious sex offenses.

DateProceedings and Orders
Sep 1 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 5, 2015)
Oct 1 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 4, 2015.
Nov 2 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including November 12, 2015.
Nov 12 2015Brief of respondent Bryce M. Dull in opposition filed.
Nov 25 2015Reply of petitioner Kansas filed.
Dec 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 8, 2016.
Feb 8 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 4, 2016.
Mar 7 2016Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot