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Smith v. Florida

Petition for certiorari denied on January 25, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-6430 Fla. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether Florida’s death penalty statute, which requires a judge rather than a jury to make findings of fact before the death penalty may be imposed, violated petitioner’s Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights as set forth in Ring v. Arizona and Apprendi v. New Jersey.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 2 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari and motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed. (Response due November 5, 2015)
Nov 2 2015Brief of respondent Florida in opposition filed.
Nov 18 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 4, 2015.
Jan 12 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 15, 2016.
Jan 19 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 22, 2016.
Jan 25 2016Petition DENIED.
Feb 12 2016Petition for Rehearing filed.
Feb 24 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 18, 2016.
Mar 21 2016Rehearing DENIED.