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Jones v. Mississippi

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1259 Miss. Nov 3, 2020
TBD TBD TBD OT 2020

Issue: Whether the Eighth Amendment requires the sentencing authority to make a finding that a juvenile is permanently incorrigible before imposing a sentence of life without parole.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 15 2019Application (18A840) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from February 27, 2019 to March 29, 2019, submitted to Justice Alito.
Feb 19 2019Application (18A840) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until March 29, 2019.
Mar 29 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 29, 2019)
Apr 03 2019Waiver of right of respondent Mississippi to respond filed.
Apr 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
Apr 22 2019Response Requested. (Due May 22, 2019)
May 17 2019Motion of Mississippi for an extension of time not accepted for filing. (May 28, 2019)
May 17 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 22, 2019 to June 11, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
May 22 2019Motion of Scholars of Criminal Law for leave to file amicus brief not accepted for filing. (Corrected verison submitted).
May 22 2019Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Criminal Law filed. (5/31/2019)
Jun 03 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including June 11, 2019.
Jun 11 2019Brief of respondent Mississippi in opposition filed.
Jun 25 2019Reply of petitioner Brett Jones filed.
Jun 26 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/1/2019.
Feb 26 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/28/2020.
Mar 02 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.
Mar 09 2020Petition GRANTED.
Mar 13 2020Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Mar 26 2020Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioner's brief on the merits is extended to and including June 5, 2020. The time to file respondent's brief on the merits is extended to and including August 14, 2020. Petitioner's reply brief on the merits is due pursuant to Rule 25.3.
Jun 05 2020Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Jun 05 2020Brief of petitioner Brett Jones filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of Juvenile Law Center, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of Madge Jones, Tony Jones, Marty Jones and Nicolle Olson filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of The ACLU Foundation, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amicus curiae of Jonathan F. Mitchell & Adam K. Mortara in support of neither party filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of Erwin Chemerinsky, et al. filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amici curiae of Current and Former Prosecutors, Department of Justice Officials, and Judges filed.
Jun 12 2020Brief amicus curiae of The American Bar Association filed.
Aug 14 2020Brief of respondent Mississippi filed.
Aug 19 2020SET FOR ARGUMENT on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Aug 21 2020Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Aug 21 2020Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Aug 21 2020Brief amici curiae of State of Indiana, et al. filed.
Aug 21 2020Brief amicus curiae of Populi filed.
Aug 21 2020Brief amicus curiae of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed.
Aug 21 2020Brief amici curiae of National Organization of Victims of Juvenile Murderers, et al. filed. (9/4/2020) (Distributed)
Aug 31 2020Record requested from the Supreme Court of Mississippi.
Sep 02 2020CIRCULATED
Sep 09 2020Record of the Supreme Court of Mississippi electronically received.
Sep 14 2020Reply of petitioner Brett Jones filed. (Distributed)
Oct 05 2020Motion of the Acting Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
 
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