The petition of the day is:

13-1512

Issue(s): (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 (Feb. 13, 2015, 10:16 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2015/02/petition-of-the-day-781/