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Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves

Docket No.: 96-1693
Argued: February 23, 1998
Decided: June 8, 1998

Topics:

Due Process, Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Death Penalty, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

Petitioner: Hopkins, Warden
Respondent: Reeves

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 102 F.3d 977
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


524 U.S. 88 (1998)
Question:

Does the Eighth Amendment and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment require jurors in capital cases to be given an option to convict a defendant of offenses that are not lesser-included offenses of the crime charged? Did the Nebraska trial court err in failing to give the requested jury instructions?

Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves
ORAL ARGUMENT

February 23, 1998

Holding: reversed
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Hopkins, Warden, 1 vote(s) against

Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves
Case Documents

1Opinion in Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves
2Opinion in Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves
Additional documents for this case are pending review.