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DeMola v. Johnson

Petition for certiorari denied on March 23, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-10288 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether the Ninth Circuit erroneously failed to enforce Miller v. Alabama's requirement of individualized sentencing by substituting its own reading of California's juvenile sentencing statute for that of California state courts, which at the time of DeMola's sentencing had interpreted the statute as establishing a presumption of life-without-parole for juveniles convicted of special circumstances murder; and (2) whether Miller v. Alabama is retroactive on federal habeas review.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 7 2014Application (13A1014) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 21, 2014 to May 21, 2014, submitted to Justice Kennedy.
Apr 10 2014Application (13A1014) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until May 21, 2014.
May 21 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due June 27, 2014)
Jul 17 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2014.
Aug 19 2014Response Requested . (Due September 18, 2014)
Sep 17 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including October 20, 2014.
Oct 17 2014Brief of respondent Deborah K. Johnson, Warden in opposition filed.
Oct 29 2014Reply of petitioner Natalie DeMola filed.
Nov 4 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 25, 2014.
Feb 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 20, 2015.
Feb 23 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 27, 2015.
Mar 2 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 6, 2015.
Mar 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 20, 2015.
Mar 23 2015Petition DENIED.