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TOCA v. LOUISIANA

Docket No.: 14-6381
Certiorari Granted: December 12, 2014
Argued: March 30, 2015

PartyNames: George Toca v. Louisiana
Petitioner: George Toca
Respondent: Louisiana

Court Below: Supreme Court of Louisiana
Citation: 141 So.3d 265
Supreme Court Docket

George Toca
v.
Louisiana
Consideration Limited:

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: 1) DOES THE RULE ANNOUNCED IN MILLER v. ALABAMA, 567 U.S. _____ (2012), APPLY RETROACTIVELY TO THIS CASE? 2) IS A FEDERAL QUESTION RAISED BY A CLAIM THAT A STATE COLLATERAL REVIEW COURT ERRONEOUSLY FAILED TO FIND A TEAGUE EXCEPTION?

Question Presented:

George Toca was barely 17 years old when he was arrested in 1984 for the accidental shooting of his best friend. He has credible evidence that he is actually innocent of this crime. The victim's family believes he is innocent and wants him released. Must George Toca die in prison because the Louisiana Supreme Court has found Miller non-retroactive in Louisiana?

TOCA v. LOUISIANA
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 30, 2015

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