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Hodge v. Kentucky

Petition for certiorari denied on December 3, 2012
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-10974 Ky. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether - despite powerful mitigation - the Kentucky Supreme Court properly applied the Strickland prejudice prong when it required a nexus between the mitigation and the facts of the crime, and by applying additional criteria created an automatic death penalty under the facts of this case?

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 21 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due July 23, 2012)
Jun 20 2012Brief of respondent Kentucky in opposition filed.
Jul 3 2012Reply of petitioner Benny Lee Hodge filed. (Distributed)
Jul 5 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012.
Sep 12 2012Record Requested .
Sep 26 2012Record received from the Supreme Court of Kentucky (one envelope).
Oct 15 2012Record received from Commonwealth of Kentucky Letcher Circuit Court (four boxes).
Oct 25 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 9, 2012.
Nov 13 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 20, 2012.
Nov 26 2012DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 30, 2012.
Dec 3 2012Petition DENIED Justice Sotomayor, dissenting from denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Apr 2 2013Record returned to Supreme Court of Kentucky.
Apr 2 2013Record returned to Letcher County Circuit Court.