Wellons v. Hall

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Not Argued
Opinion
Vote
5-4
Author
Per Curiam
Term

Holding: Without oral argument, the Court returned this case to a lower court to consider whether to hold a hearing to investigate whether the trial judge and jury in the defendant’s trial engaged in significant misconduct that could undermine the validity of his death sentence.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on January 19, 2010. Justice Scalia dissented, joined by Justice Thomas. Justice Alito dissented separately, joined by Chief Justice Roberts.

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