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Idaho v. Windom

Petition for certiorari denied on February 20, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-560 Idaho N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issue: Whether the Eighth Amendment is satisfied when, in a non-mandatory sentencing regime, a juvenile convicted of murder had the opportunity to present evidence of “youth and its attendant characteristics,” and the sentencing court could and did consider youth, and subsequently made a retrospective finding in light of Miller v. Alabama, and Montgomery v. Louisiana, that the juvenile's crime did not reflect “transient immaturity,” but was instead one of the “rare” cases justifying a fixed life sentence.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 06 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 13, 2017)
Oct 31 2017Waiver of right of respondent Ethan Windom to respond filed.
Nov 14 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/1/2017.
Nov 27 2017Response Requested. (Due December 27, 2017)
Dec 21 2017Brief of respondent Ethan Windom in opposition filed.
Jan 10 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.
Feb 20 2018Petition DENIED.