136 Cited authorities

  1. United States v. Booker

    543 U.S. 220 (2005)   Cited 22,503 times   22 Legal Analyses
    Holding the Sentencing Guidelines are advisory
  2. Blakely v. Washington

    542 U.S. 296 (2004)   Cited 14,069 times   17 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “[w]hen a judge inflicts punishment that the jury's verdict alone does not allow, the jury has not found all the facts ‘which the law makes essential to the punishment,’ and the judge exceeds his proper authority”
  3. Ring v. Arizona

    536 U.S. 584 (2002)   Cited 4,543 times   51 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “[i]f a State makes an increase in a defendant's authorized punishment contingent on the finding of a fact, that fact—no matter how the State labels it—must be found by a jury beyond a reasonable doubt”
  4. Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc.

    473 U.S. 432 (1985)   Cited 7,731 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that policies enacted with "a bare . . . desire to harm a politically unpopular group" cannot be upheld under equal protection (quoting U.S. Dep't of Agric. v. Moreno, 413 U.S. 528, 534 (1973))
  5. Roper v. Simmons

    543 U.S. 551 (2005)   Cited 2,683 times   38 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[t]he Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments forbid imposition of the death penalty on offenders who were under the age of 18 when their crimes were committed" because "[t]he age of 18 is the point where society draws the line for many purposes between childhood and adulthood"
  6. Chapman v. California

    386 U.S. 18 (1967)   Cited 18,704 times   27 Legal Analyses
    Holding that error is harmless only if "harmless beyond a reasonable doubt"
  7. Atkins v. Virginia

    536 U.S. 304 (2002)   Cited 2,721 times   54 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the execution of mentally retarded offenders violates the Eighth Amendment
  8. Cunningham v. California

    549 U.S. 270 (2007)   Cited 1,815 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that Apprendi applied to a state court's decision to impose the high term under California's determinate sentencing law
  9. Gregg v. Georgia

    428 U.S. 153 (1976)   Cited 5,734 times   31 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the death penalty is not per se unconstitutional
  10. Panetti v. Quarterman

    551 U.S. 930 (2007)   Cited 1,448 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a petition raising a previously unripe claim of incompetency was not a second or successive petition under AEDPA
  11. Rule 8.630 - Briefs by parties and amicus curiae

    Cal. R. 8.630   Cited 4 times

    (a)Contents and form Except as provided in this rule, briefs in appeals from judgments of death must comply as nearly as possible with rules 8.200 and 8.204. (Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007.) (b) Length (1) A brief produced on a computer must not exceed the following limits, including footnotes: (A) Appellant's opening brief: 102,000 words. (B) Respondent's brief: 102,000 words. If the Chief Justice permits the appellant to file an opening brief that exceeds the limit set in (1)(A) or