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BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS

Docket No.: 10-1320
Certiorari Granted: 10/11/11
Argued: February 22, 2012
Decided: 05/24/12

Topics:

Death Penalty, Double Jeopardy, Fifth Amendment, abuse of discretion, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

PartyNames: Alex Blueford v. Arkansas
Petitioner: Alex Blueford
Respondent: Arkansas

Court Below: Supreme Court of Arkansas
Citation: 2011 Ark. 8

Alex Blueford
v.
Arkansas
Question Presented:

Whether, if a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense, the Double Jeopardy Clause bars reprosecution of a greater offense after a jury announces that it has voted against guilt on the greater offense.

Question:

If a jury deadlocks on a lesser-included offense and expresses unanimous agreement against guilt on a greater offense, does the Double Jeopardy Clause bar re-prosecution of the greater offense?

Note:

voted against guilt on the greater offense.

BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
ORAL ARGUMENT

02/22/12

Listen to Oral Argument in BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
Holding: AFFIRMED

BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
Case Documents

1Opinion in BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS
2BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS Oral Argument Transcript (HTML)
3BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS Oral Argument Transcript (PDF)
4BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS Oral Argument Audio
5BLUEFORD v. ARKANSAS Oral Argument Audio (February 22, 2012)
6BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
7BRIEF FOR THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS AS AMICUS CURIAE
8BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE CRIMINAL LAW PROFESSORS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
9BRIEF OF CONSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY CENTER AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
10REPLY BRIEF FOR PETITIONER
11BRIEF FOR RESPONDENT
12BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE STATE OF MICHIGAN, 22 OTHER STATES, AND 1 TERRITORY IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS