The Supreme Court Justices hold their first conference of the 2017-2018 term today. The Court will consider certiorari petitions in hundreds of cases held over from its summer recess, including dozens of criminal justice related cases. Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project’s In Justice Today has identified ten criminal justice related certiorari petitions to watch closely this term in its, including civil commitment, sex offender registration, non-unanimous jury verdicts, death in prison sentences for juveniles, death penalty, prosecutorial misconduct, Double Jeopardy, and solitary confinement.
The Court is likely to release its orders granting and denying certiorari from its September 25th long conference this Thursday, September 28, 2017.
For a link to HLS’s In Justice Today in-depth summary of these pending certiorari cases, click here.