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.

Sullivan v. Florida

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-7621 Fla. Ct. App. 1st Dist. Nov 9, 2009
May 17, 2010 9-0 Per Curiam OT 2009

Holding: The Court held that the case should not have been heard by them in the first place, thereby declining to decide whether sentencing a thirteen-year-old to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is cruel and unusual punishment.

Judgment: Dismissed as improvidently granted in a per curiam opinion on May 17, 2010. In light of Graham v. Florida.

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