Breaking News :

Lawlor v. Virginia

Petition for certiorari denied on October 15, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-167 Vir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether, as a matter of either due process or the Eighth Amendment right to present evidence in mitigation, the defendant in a capital case is entitled to oppose a death sentence by introducing evidence that he will pose a low risk of violence in the prison setting.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 12 2013Application (12A991) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 6, 2013 to August 5, 2013, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Apr 16 2013Application (12A991) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until August 5, 2013.
Aug 5 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 5, 2013)
Sep 5 2013Brief of respondent Virginia in opposition filed.
Sep 24 2013Reply of petitioner Mark Eric Lawlor filed.
Sep 25 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013Petition DENIED.
 
Share:
  • Featured Posts

  • Merits Case Pages and Archives

Term Snapshot
  • Videos see all

    Capture

    On Monday afternoon Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified before the House Appropriations Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the Court’s budget for the next fiscal year and the federal judiciary, but the legislators also took full advantage of the occasion to touch on other topics as well.

Awards
  • Peabody Award

    Peabody Award

    Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.

  • Sigma Delta Chi

    Sigma Delta Chi

    Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • National Press Club Award

    National Press Club Award

    Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.

  • Silver Gavel Award

    Silver Gavel Award

    Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.

  • American Gavel Award

    American Gavel Award

    Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.

  • Webby Award

    Webby Award

    Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.

  • Email Digest Sign-Up


  • Subscriptions



    RSS


    Twitter: Blog Staff Tweets


    Twitter: Each Blog Post, Tweeted