In previous years, the Court released ... (click to view)
Editor's Note :
In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.
Issue: Whether the Supreme Court of Florida’s affirmation of the state post-conviction court’s ruling that Mr. Quince is not mentally retarded, and thus ineligible to be executed in violation of his Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights, is in violation of this Court’s decision in Atkins v. Virginia.