The petition of the day is:

Lucas v. United States

Docket: 11-1536
Issue(s): Whether the sentencing terms of 18 U.S.C. §§ 924(c)(1)(A) (i)-(iii) constitute escalating, fixed sentences, or instead mere minimum sentences with implicit maximums of life in prison.

Certiorari stage documents:

Posted in Lucas v. U.S., Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Ben Cheng, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Oct. 11, 2012, 11:07 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/10/petition-of-the-day-351/