CrimProf Blog

Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Today's criminal law/procedure cert grants

Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers:

  • Foster v. HumphreyWhether the Georgia courts erred in failing to recognize race discrimination under Batson v. Kentucky in the extraordinary circumstances of this death penalty case.
  • Lockhart v. United StatesWhether the mandatory minimum sentence of 18 U.S.C. ยง 2252(b)(2) is triggered by a prior conviction under a state law relating to "aggravated sexual abuse" or "sexual abuse," even though the conviction did not "involv[e] a minor or ward," an issue that divides the federal courts of appeals.

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