|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|16-1177||4th Cir.||Not Argued||Jun 12, 2017||n/a||Per Curiam||OT 2016|
Holding: The Virginia trial court's ruling denying Dennis LeBlanc's motion to vacate his sentence in light of the Supreme Court's requirement in Graham v. Florida that a state give juvenile offenders convicted of a nonhomicide crime "some meaningful opportunity to obtain release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation" -- a ruling which rested on the Virginia Supreme Court's earlier ruling in Angel v. Commonwealth that the state's geriatric release program satisfies this requirement -- was not objectively unreasonable in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's current case law.
Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on June 12, 2017. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Mar 28 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 1, 2017)|
|May 01 2017||Brief of respondent Dennis LeBlanc in opposition filed.|
|May 01 2017||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Dennis LeBlanc.|
|May 05 2017||Reply of petitioners Virginia, et al. filed.|
|May 08 2017||Letter of May 4, 2017, from counsel for petitioners waiving the 14-day waiting period for the distribution of the petition pursuant to Rule 15.5 received.|
|May 09 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 25, 2017.|
|May 30 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 1, 2017.|
|Jun 05 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 8, 2017.|
|Jun 12 2017||Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.|
|Jun 12 2017||Petition GRANTED. Judgment REVERSED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Ginsburg, concurring in the judgment. (Detached Opinion).|
|Jul 05 2017||Petition for Rehearing filed.|
|Jul 13 2017||DISTRIBUTED.|
|Aug 07 2017||Rehearing DENIED.|
|Aug 07 2017||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
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