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Bosse v. Oklahoma

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-9173 Okla. Crim. App. Not Argued Oct 11, 2016 n/a Per Curiam OT 2016

Holding: The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals erred in concluding that it was not bound by the Supreme Court’s holding in Booth v. Maryland that the Eighth Amendment prohibits a capital-sentencing jury from considering testimony by a victim’s family members about the crime, the defendant, and the appropriate sentence.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on October 11, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion, in which Justice Alito joined.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 18 2016Application (15A875) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 29, 2016 to April 29, 2016, submitted to Justice Sotomayor.
Feb 26 2016Application (15A875) granted by Justice Sotomayor extending the time to file until April 29, 2016.
Apr 29 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 2, 2016)
Jun 2 2016Brief of respondent Oklahoma in opposition filed.
Jun 16 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Oct 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of October 7, 2016.
Oct 11 2016Motion to proceed in forma pauperis and petition for a writ of certiorari GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED. Justice Thomas, with whom Justice Alito joins, concurring. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion)