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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


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.
South Carolina
532 U.S. 36 (2001)

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

Shafer v. S. Carolina

January 9, 2001

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

Shafer v. S. Carolina
Case Documents

1Opinion in Shafer v. S. Carolina
2Opinion in Shafer v. S. Carolina
Additional documents for this case are pending review.