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.

Sullivan v. Florida

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-7621 Fla. Ct. App. 1st Dist. Nov 9, 2009
Tr.
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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