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O'Dell v. Netherland

Docket No.: 96-6867
Argued: March 18, 1997
Decided: June 19, 1997

Topics:

Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, capital murder, criminal procedure, habeas, murder

PartyNames: Joseph Roger O'DELL, III, Petitioner, v. J.D. NETHERLAND, Warden, et al.
Petitioner: O'Dell
Respondent: Netherland

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 95 F.3d 1214
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

O'Dell
v.
Netherland
521 U.S. 151 (1997)
Other Citations: 117 S.Ct. 1969138 L.Ed.2d 327 (521 U.S.
Question:

Is the rule set forth in Simmons v. South Carolina, 512 U.S. 154, which requires that a capital defendant be permitted to inform his sentencing jury that he is parole-ineligible if the prosecution argues that he presents a future danger, new and thereby inapplicable to an already final death sentence?

O'Dell v. Netherland
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 18, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Netherland, 4 vote(s) against
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