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Walter v. Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on January 25, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-650 Pa. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether, in all cases, the imposition of a sentence of death violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments.

DateProceedings and Orders
Oct 8 2015Application (15A403) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 18, 2015 to November 17, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.
Oct 14 2015Application (15A403) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until November 17, 2015.
Nov 12 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 17, 2015)
Dec 2 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner
Dec 14 2015Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
Dec 14 2015Brief amici curiae of Social Scientists filed.
Dec 16 2015Brief amicus curiae of Witness to Innocence filed.
Dec 16 2015Brief amici curiae of The Bar of Ireland, et al. filed.
Dec 23 2015Reply of petitioner Shonda Walter filed.
Dec 30 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 15 2016Rescheduled.
Jan 19 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 25 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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