Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

The court will release orders from the March 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Sveen v. Melin. Amy Howe has our preview.

Wellons v. Hall

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
09-5731 11th Cir. Not Argued Jan 19, 2010 5-4 Per Curiam OT 2009

Holding: Without oral argument, the Court returned this case to a lower court to consider whether to hold a hearing to investigate whether the trial judge and jury in the defendant’s trial engaged in significant misconduct that could undermine the validity of his death sentence.

Judgment: Vacated and remanded in a per curiam opinion on January 19, 2010. Justice Scalia dissented, joined by Justice Thomas. Justice Alito dissented separately, joined by Chief Justice Roberts.

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