Another state court death penalty case reversed by a Ninth Circuit panel ac

Were it not for the U.S. Supreme Court prior reversal of the U.S. Ninth Cir

Hardy v. Chappell, 849 F.3d 803 (9th Cir 2017)

Posted by Commentator on  December 5, 2017
Category: Habeas Corpus

The 9th Circuit wrote one of its worst opinions in beginning the year 2017

The state court of appeal held that the trial court judge correctly ruled b

Once again the 9th Circuit ignores the IJ and BIA and concludes the evidenc

Crittenden was convicted of murder in 1995, and the case affirmed on mandat

Arrested, tried, and convicted for a  a major robbery spree committed by Fr

Although the Blog no longer tracks immigration cases due to the volume and 

When the Constitution was written, the authors from the thirteen states wou

A well written case on the Fourth Amendment. Although the Fourth Amendment

At least some judges on the 9th Circuit are applying the Supreme Court mand

Curiel v. Miller, 830 F.3d 864 (9th Cir. 2016)

Posted by Commentator on  August 10, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

Ten years ago a jury convicted Curiel of murder and sentenced him to life i

A convicted murderer will be released from prison  in this case based on a

Lopez v. Smith, 135 S.Ct. 1 (2014)

Posted by Commentator on  July 30, 2016
Category: Habeas Corpus

The overwhelming evidence in Lopez v. Smith ,135 S.Ct.1 (2014) cast

Both these 9th Circuit cases were reversed by the Supreme Court.  The decis

Apparently the 9th Circuit has finally gotten the word to stop ignoring Sup

Three weeks prior to the end of the current

Twenty years ago Congress enacted the AntiTerrorism and Effective Death Pen

There is something unusual about this case. It was initially decided on an

U.S. v. Lee, 821 F.3d 1124 (9th Cir. 2016)

Posted by Commentator on  May 21, 2016
Category: Habeas Corpus

  A dissenting judge in the U.S. 9th

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