Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Madison v. Alabama

Petition for certiorari denied on February 26, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-7535 Ala. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether, once a state abolished its practice of judicial override, which allowed a judge to sentence a defendant to death despite a jury verdict for life, the execution of a prisoner sentenced to death by judicial override prior to the abolition of this practice is arbitrary and capricious in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 24 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due February 23, 2018)
Jan 24 2018Application (17A789) for a stay of execution of sentence of death, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Jan 25 2018Response to application from respondent State of Alabama filed.
Jan 25 2018Brief of respondent State of Alabama in opposition filed.
Feb 01 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 20 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/23/2018.
Feb 26 2018Petition DENIED.
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