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Shafer v. S. Carolina

Docket No.: 00-5250
Certiorari Granted: Sep 26 2000
Argued: January 9, 2001
Decided: March 20, 2001

Topics:

Due Process, Criminal Procedure, Extra-Legal Jury Influences, Article I, Due Process, Seventh Amendment, abuse of discretion, capital murder, criminal procedure, life-without-parole, murder

PartyNames: Wesley Aaron Shafer, Jr. v. South Carolina
Petitioner: Wesley Aaron Shafer, Jr.
Respondent: South Carolina

Court Below: Supreme Court of South Carolina
Supreme Court Docket

Wesley Aaron Shafer, Jr.
v.
South Carolina
532 U.S. 36 (2001)
Question:

Did the South Carolina Supreme Court properly hold Simmons v. South Carolina inapplicable to the state's current sentencing regime?

Shafer v. S. Carolina
ORAL ARGUMENT

January 9, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 7 votes for Shafer, 2 vote(s) against
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