Columbia Law School's Appellate Advocacy Competition

Made possible by the generous support of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.

September 30, 2010

Questions Presented

The two issues that will be briefed and argued for the 2010-2011 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court are:

  1. Whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments permit a state to sentence an individual who is innocent of the crime for which he or she was convicted to life without the possibility of parole.
  2. Whether the Eighth Amendment prohibits the imprisonment of a mentally retarded individual for life without the possibility of parole as punishment for the commission of a non-homicide crime.