Tucker v. Louisiana

Petition for certiorari denied on May 31, 2016
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Issue: (1) Whether imposition of the death penalty upon a person convicted of murder constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments; and (2) whether Louisiana's failure to require the jury to find beyond a reasonable doubt that death is the appropriate punishment violates the Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jan 26 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 29, 2016)
Feb 12 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner.
Feb 26 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former Appellate Court Jurists.
Feb 29 2016Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School.
Feb 29 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former Prosecutors.
Feb 29 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Law and Political Science Scholars.
Mar 2 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 14, 2016.
Apr 14 2016Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Apr 29 2016Reply of petitioner Lamondre Tucker filed.
May 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.
May 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 31 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former Appellate Court Jurists GRANTED.
May 31 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Former Prosecutors GRANTED.
May 31 2016Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Law and Political Science Scholars GRANTED.
May 31 2016Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School GRANTED.
May 31 2016Petition DENIED. Justice Breyer, with whom Justice Ginsburg joins, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Jun 21 2016Petition for Rehearing filed.
Jul 14 2016DISTRIBUTED.
Aug 8 2016Rehearing DENIED.

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