Petition of the day

Petition of the dayThe petition of the day is: Arizona v. Rushing 17-1449 Issues: (1) Whether the Supreme Court of Arizona erred in holding that the introduction of a defendant’s past violent conduct in the penalty phase of a capital trial automatically requires that jurors be informed about the defendant’s parole ineligibility pursuant to the due process clause as interpreted […]

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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

17-1449

Issues: (1) Whether the Supreme Court of Arizona erred in holding that the introduction of a defendant’s past violent conduct in the penalty phase of a capital trial automatically requires that jurors be informed about the defendant’s parole ineligibility pursuant to the due process clause as interpreted in Simmons v. South Carolina and its progeny; and (2) whether Simmons applies in a sentencing proceeding for capital murder committed by a defendant already in prison, a context demonstrating that incarceration is not a sufficient means of preventing future violence by that defendant.

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