The petition of the day is:

Peugh v. United States (Granted )

Docket: 12-62
Issue(s): Whether a sentencing court violates the Ex Post Facto Clause by using the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines in effect at the time of sentencing rather than the Guidelines in effect at the time of the offense, if the newer Guidelines create a significant risk that the defendant will receive a longer sentence.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Peugh v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 13, 2012, 11:27 PM),