Wyoming v. Sam

Petition for certiorari denied on May 14, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-952 Wyo. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether, when a juvenile is sentenced for murder and other violent crimes, the Eighth Amendment limits a judge to sentencing the juvenile to an aggregate term of years that allows a meaningful opportunity for release even though none of the separate sentences are cruel and unusual.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 21 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 5, 2018)
Jan 25 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 5, 2018 to March 7, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 7, 2018.
Feb 02 2018Brief amici curiae of State of Utah et al. filed.
Mar 02 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 7, 2018 to April 6, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 05 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 6, 2018.
Apr 06 2018Brief of respondent Phillip Sam in opposition filed.
Apr 19 2018Reply of petitioner State of Wyoming filed.
Apr 24 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.
May 14 2018Petition DENIED.
 
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