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Ohio Adult Parole Authority v. Woodard

Docket No.: 96-1769
Argued: December 10, 1997
Decided: March 25, 1998

Topics:

Due Process, Due Process, Death Penalty, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Fifth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, habeas, judicial review, murder, self-incrimination

Petitioner: Ohio Adult Parole Authority
Respondent: Woodard

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 107 F.3d 1178
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


523 U.S. 272 (1998)
Question:

Does an inmate have a protected life or liberty interest in clemency proceedings? Does the option of voluntarily participating in an interview as part of the clemency process violate an inmate's Fifth Amendment rights?

Ohio Adult Parole Authority v. Woodard
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 10, 1997

Holding: affirmed in part and reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Woodard, 0 vote(s) against
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