This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the burden of persuasion in qualified immunity cases should be on the plaintiff or on the defendant, whether the due process clause is violated when the prosecution relies on material, perjured testimony to secure a conviction but did not know the testimony was perjured until after the trial, and whether the Supreme Court’s unanimous holding in Cooper v. Oklahoma clearly established that Georgia could not impose the burden of requiring proof of intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt.

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