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Johnson v. Idaho

Petition for certiorari denied on November 27, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-236 Idaho N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2017

Issues: (1) Whether the Eighth Amendment categorically prohibits life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders; and (2) whether, when the evidence demonstrates that the plaintiff lacks a prior history of violence and has high potential for rehabilitation, the state's pre-Miller v. Alabama sentencing proceeding complies with Miller's requirement to limit juvenile life-without-parole sentences to the rare juvenile offenders who are irreparably corrupt.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 10 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 14, 2017)
Aug 24 2017Waiver of right of respondent Idaho to respond filed.
Sep 06 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/25/2017.
Sep 07 2017Rescheduled.
Sep 11 2017Brief amicus curiae of Fair Punishment Project filed.
Sep 12 2017Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center and the Children and Family Justice Center filed.
Oct 31 2017Supplemental brief of petitioner Sarah Johnson filed. (Distributed)
Nov 02 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.
Nov 27 2017Petition DENIED.