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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:


Issue: Whether the court of appeals exceeded its authority to grant a writ of habeas corpus when it expanded Ring v. Arizona to create a Sixth Amendment right to jury findings of mitigation, and concluded that the jury’s failure to consider mitigating circumstances had a substantial and injurious effect on the sentence of death.

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jun. 19, 2014, 10:22 PM),