Breaking News

Kelley v. Florida

Petition for certiorari denied on October 1, 2018
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1603 Fla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2018

Issue: Whether the Florida Supreme Court’s novel and unprecedented decision to apply the Hurst decisions only to inmates whose death sentences became final after Ring v. Arizona, known as partial retroactivity, violates the Eighth and 14th Amendments because it arbitrarily uses as the cutoff point for retroactivity an earlier decision invalidating Arizona’s capital sentencing scheme under the Sixth Amendment and denies relief to the inmates who deserve it the most.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Apr 09 2018Application (17A1091) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 26, 2018 to June 25, 2018, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Apr 12 2018Application (17A1091) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until June 25, 2018.
May 25 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due June 28, 2018)
Jun 22 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from June 28, 2018 to July 30, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 26 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including July 30, 2018.
Jul 30 2018Brief of respondent State of Florida in opposition filed.
Aug 09 2018Reply of petitioner William Harold Kelley filed.
Aug 15 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Oct 01 2018Petition DENIED.