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McKinney v. Arizona

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1109 Ariz. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Arizona Supreme Court was required to apply current law when weighing mitigating and aggravating evidence to determine whether a death sentence is warranted; and (2) whether the correction of error under Eddings v. Oklahoma requires resentencing.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 07 2018Application (18A580) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 21, 2019 to February 21, 2019, submitted to Justice Kagan.
Dec 10 2018Application (18A580) granted by Justice Kagan extending the time to file until February 21, 2019.
Feb 21 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 28, 2019)
Mar 07 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 28, 2019 to April 29, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 11 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 29, 2019.
Mar 28 2019Brief amicus curiae of Phillips Black, Inc. filed.
Mar 28 2019Brief amici curiae of The Promise of Justice Initiative, et al. filed.
Mar 28 2019Brief amici curiae of The Arizona Capital Representation Project and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice filed.
Apr 25 2019Brief of respondent State of Arizona in opposition filed.
May 09 2019Reply of petitioner James Erin McKinney filed.
May 14 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/30/2019.
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