The petition of the day is: 

Bobby v. Mitts

Docket: 10-1000
Issue(s): (1) Whether the State of Ohio offends due process by using the same penalty-phase jury instruction affirmed by this Court in Smith v. Spisak (2010); and (2) whether clearly established federal law extends the holding of Beck v. Alabama (1980) to the penalty phase of a capital trial.

Certiorari stage documents:


Posted in Bobby v. Mitts, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 11, 2011, 8:21 AM),