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 -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Witman v. Pennsylvania

Petition for certiorari denied on June 23, 2014

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-1264 Pa. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: Whether Miller v. Alabama established a categorical ban on imposing a type of punishment – a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole – on a class of individuals – juvenile offenders – and therefore stated a substantive rule that should be applied retroactively.

DateProceedings and Orders
Apr 16 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 19, 2014)
May 19 2014Brief of respondent Pennsylvania in opposition filed.
Jun 3 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 19, 2014.
Jun 23 2014Petition DENIED.
 
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