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.

Towles v. Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on March 2, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-7656 Pa. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether Due Process requires that state procedural law, which is designed to ensure that jurors properly weigh aggravating and mitigating circumstances, be followed in capital cases.

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 15 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due January 21, 2015)
Jan 5 2015Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
Jan 22 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015Petition DENIED.
Term Snapshot