Editor's Note :

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.

Quince v. Florida

Petition for certiorari denied on June 2, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-5753 Fla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

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.

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 8 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due September 11, 2013)
Sep 11 2013Brief of respondent Florida in opposition filed.
Sep 26 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 11, 2013.
Oct 15 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.
May 27 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 29, 2014.
Jun 2 2014Petition DENIED.
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