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Davis v. Mississippi

Petition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1343 Miss. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

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.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 23 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2018)
Mar 28 2018Waiver of right of respondent State of Mississippi to respond filed.
Apr 04 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/20/2018.
Apr 16 2018Response Requested. (Due May 16, 2018)
Apr 18 2018Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.
May 03 2018Brief amicus curiae of Juvenile Law Center filed.
May 04 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 16, 2018 to June 15, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
May 08 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 15, 2018.
May 16 2018Brief amicus curiae of Phillips Black Project filed.
Jun 13 2018Brief of respondent State of Mississippi in opposition filed.
Jun 26 2018Reply of petitioner Shawn Labarron Davis filed.
Jun 27 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Oct 01 2018Petition DENIED.