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Woodward v. Alabama

Petition for certiorari denied on November 18, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-5380 Crim. App. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the increasingly rare and geographically isolated practice of imposing the death penalty through override violates the nation's evolving standards of decency and the Eighth Amendment; and (2) whether, when the jury determines that aggravation does not outweigh mitigation, the trial judge's override of that determination based on evidence not considered by the jury violates the defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a jury under Ring v. Arizona.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 16 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due August 19, 2013)
Aug 15 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 18, 2013.
Sep 18 2013Brief of respondent Alabama in opposition filed.
Oct 1 2013Reply of petitioner Mario Dion Woodward filed. (Distributed)
Oct 3 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 18, 2013.
Oct 28 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 1, 2013.
Nov 4 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 8, 2013.
Nov 5 2013Record requested from Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama.
Nov 5 2013Record requested from Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama.
Nov 5 2013Record requested from Circuit Court of Randolph County, Alabama.
Nov 8 2013Transcripts of Sentencing Hearing from Baldwin County and Randolph County, Alabama received and are electronically filed.
Nov 12 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 15, 2013.
Nov 14 2013Record received from Circuit Court of Mobile County, Alabama. (1-box)
Nov 18 2013Petition DENIED. Justice Sotomayor, with whom Justice Breyer joins as to parts I and II, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Nov 18 2013Record return to Circuit of Alabama, Mobile County. (1-box)
 
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