The petition of the day is:

Wetzel v. Abu-Jamal

Docket: 11-49
Issue(s): Whether the court of appeals properly applied Smith v. Spisak, in which the Supreme Court held that Mills v. Maryland is not violated as long as jurors are told only that they must decide the balancing of aggravating and mitigating factors unanimously.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Wetzel v. Abu-Jamal, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Marissa Miller, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 5, 2011, 8:06 AM),