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Ring v. Arizona

Docket No.: 01-488
Certiorari Granted: Jan 11 2002
Argued: April 22, 2002
Decided: June 24, 2002

Topics:

Right to Trial By Jury, Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Death Penalty, Bill of Rights, Commerce Clause, Death Penalty, Due Process, ERISA, Eighth Amendment, Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Jury Trial, Sixth Amendment, Supremacy Clause, Tenth Amendment, abuse of discretion, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, harmless error, murder, preemption, sentencing guidelines, stare decisis

PartyNames: Timothy Stuart Ring v. Arizona
Petitioner: Timothy Stuart Ring
Respondent: Arizona

Court Below: Supreme Court of Arizona
Supreme Court Docket

Timothy Stuart Ring
v.
Arizona
536 U.S. 584 (2002)
Question:

Does Arizona's capital sentencing scheme violate the Sixth Amendment's jury trial guarantee by entrusting to a judge the finding of facts sufficient to impose the death penalty?

Ring v. Arizona
ORAL ARGUMENT

April 22, 2002

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

Ring v. Arizona
Case Documents

1Slip Opinion in Ring v. Arizona (Opinion by )
2Opinion in Ring v. Arizona
3Opinion in Ring v. Arizona
Additional documents for this case are pending review.