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KANSAS v. GLEASON

Docket No.: 14-452
Certiorari Granted: 03/30/15
Argued: October 7, 2015

Topics:

Eighth Amendment, capital murder, death penalty, murder

PartyNames: Kansas v. Sidney J. Gleason
Petitioner: Kansas
Respondent: Sidney J. Gleason

Court Below: Supreme Court of Kansas
Citation: 329 P.3d 1102
Supreme Court Docket

Kansas
v.
Sidney J. Gleason
Question Presented:

1. Whether the Eighth Amendment requires that a capital-sentencing jury be affirmatively instructed that mitigating circumstances "need not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt," as the Kansas Supreme Court held in this case, or instead whether the Eighth Amendment is satisfied by instructions that, in context, make clear that each juror must individually assess and weigh any mitigating circumstances?

KANSAS v. GLEASON
ORAL ARGUMENT

October 7, 2015

Listen to Oral Argument in KANSAS v. GLEASON
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