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Hall v. Idaho

Petition for certiorari denied on April 29, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-679 Idaho N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issues: (1) Whether certain of the “aggravating circumstances” used by Idaho to determine whether a defendant may be sentenced to death—those that ask whether the crime was especially “heinous, atrocious or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity”; whether the defendant exhibited “utter disregard for human life”; and whether the defendant “has exhibited a propensity to commit murder”—fail to provide sentencing juries with constitutionally adequate guidance; and (2) whether Idaho’s felony-murder aggravating circumstance, which substantially duplicates Idaho’s felony-murder statute, violates the constitutional requirement that Idaho sufficiently narrow the class of persons subject to the death penalty.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 10 2018Application (18A261) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from September 26, 2018 to November 25, 2018, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Sep 14 2018Application (18A261) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until November 25, 2018.
Nov 20 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 24, 2018)
Dec 14 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from December 24, 2018 to February 22, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 20 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 22, 2019.
Dec 21 2018Brief amicus curiae of Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed.
Feb 15 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 22, 2019 to March 25, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 25 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 25, 2019.
Mar 25 2019Brief of respondent State of Idaho in opposition filed.
Apr 09 2019Reply of petitioner Erick Virgil Hall filed.
Apr 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
Apr 29 2019Petition DENIED.
 
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