Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect additional orders from the December 2 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Monday the court hears oral arguments in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections and McCrory v. Harris. Amy Howe has our preview.

Bobby v. Bies

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-598 6th Cir. Apr 27, 2009
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Jun 1, 2009 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2008

Issue: Whether the holding of a state post-conviction hearing to determine the mental capacity of a capital defendant whose death sentence was affirmed before Atkins v. Virginia (2002), which barred the execution of mentally retarded defendants, violates the Double Jeopardy clause.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on June 1, 2009.

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