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Weeks v. Angelone

Docket No.: 99-5746
Argued: December 6, 1999
Decided: January 19, 2000

Topics:

Amendment 8: Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Criminal Procedure, Extra-Legal Jury Influences, EPA, Eighth Amendment, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

PartyNames: LONNIE WEEKS, JR., PETITIONER v. RONALD J. ANGELONE, DIRECTOR, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Petitioner: Weeks
Respondent: Angelone

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 176 F.3d 249
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Weeks
v.
Angelone
528 U.S. 225 (2000)
Other Citations: 120 S. Ct. 727145 L. Ed. 2d 727 (, )
Question:

Is the Constitution's due process requirement violated when a trial judge directs a capital jury's attention to a specific paragraph of a constitutionally sufficient instruction in response to a question regarding the proper consideration of mitigating circumstances?

Weeks v. Angelone
ORAL ARGUMENT

December 06, 1999

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