The petition of the day is:

13-1512

Issue: (1) Whether and under what circumstances the Eighth Amendment authorizes a district court to impose a sentence less than the statutory mandatory minimum; and (2) whether a criminal defendant’s waiver of appeal rights made in an agreement to resolve a case prohibits an appeal by the government.

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

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 24, 2014, 10:10 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2014/10/petition-of-the-day-710/