|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Issues: (1) Whether the Eighth Amendment requires the sentencing authority to make a finding that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible in order to impose a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole; and (2) whether the Eighth Amendment prohibits a life without parole sentence for a crime committed by a juvenile.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 23 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2018)|
|Mar 28 2018||Waiver of right of respondent State of Mississippi to respond filed.|
|Apr 04 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.|
|Apr 16 2018||Response Requested. (Due May 16, 2018)|
|Apr 18 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.|
|May 03 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Juvenile Law Center filed.|
|May 04 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 16, 2018 to June 15, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|May 08 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 15, 2018.|
|May 16 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Phillips Black Project filed.|
|Jun 13 2018||Brief of respondent State of Mississippi in opposition filed.|
|Jun 26 2018||Reply of petitioner Shawn Labarron Davis filed.|
|Jun 27 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.|
|Oct 01 2018||Petition DENIED.|
Cecilia (Cissy) Suyat Marshall, the widow of Thurgood Marshall, died this morning at 94. Here is the court's announcement.
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