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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Reed v. Louisiana

Petition for certiorari denied on February 27, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-656 La. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether imposition of the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and 14th Amendments.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 15 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 19, 2016)
Dec 13 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 18, 2017.
Jan 18 2017Brief of respondent Louisiana in opposition filed.
Jan 26 2017Reply of petitioner Marcus Dante Reed filed.
Feb 1 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017Petition DENIED Justice Breyer, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)
Mar 22 2017Petition for Rehearing filed.
Mar 28 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 17 2017Rehearing DENIED. Justice Gorsuch took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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