The petition of the day is: 

Utah v. Ott

Docket: 10-490
Issue(s): (1) Whether the Court should overrule the remaining part of Booth v. Maryland holding that the Eighth Amendment erects a per se bar against a victim's family members' characterizations and opinions about the crime, defendant, and appropriate sentence; and (2) to the extent that any part of Booth survives, whether it applies to a sentencing proceeding in which death is not option.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Utah v. Ott, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Nov. 5, 2010, 8:45 AM),