Petition of the day
The petition of the day is:
Bobby v. Mitts
Issue(s): (1) Whether the State of Ohio offends due process by using the same penalty-phase jury instruction affirmed by this Court in Smith v. Spisak (2010); and (2) whether clearly established federal law extends the holding of Beck v. Alabama (1980) to the penalty phase of a capital trial.
Certiorari stage documents:
Recommended Citation: Kiran Bhat, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Apr. 11, 2011, 8:21 AM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/04/petition-of-the-day-108/