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Kelly v. South Carolina

Docket No.: 00-9280
Certiorari Granted: Jun 25 2001
Argued: November 26, 2001
Decided: January 9, 2002

Topics:

Due Process, Criminal Procedure, Extra-Legal Jury Influences, Bivens action, Due Process, Eighth Amendment, Fourth Amendment, murder, privacy, probable cause, qualified immunity

PartyNames: William Arthur Kelly v. South Carolina
Petitioner: William Arthur Kelly
Respondent: South Carolina

Court Below: Supreme Court of South Carolina
Supreme Court Docket

William Arthur Kelly
v.
South Carolina
534 U.S. 246 (2002)
Question:

Did the state trial court err in holding Simmons v. South Carolina, 512 U.S. 154 inapposite in the death sentence proceeding of William Kelly?

Kelly v. South Carolina
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 26, 2001

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 5 votes for Kelly, 4 vote(s) against
Opinion By:
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