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Latest in the 9th Circuit

In Nitschke, No. 10-36121 (5-24-12)(Paez with Fisher and Clifton) the 9th affirmed the denial of petitioner's claim for habeas relief under Apprendi. The petitioner failed to preserve the Apprendi ...
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Latest in 8th Amendment challenges

Lopez v. Brewer, No. 12-16084 (5-15-12)(McKeown with Rawlison, concurrence and dissent by Berzon). Disclosure: This is an Arizona FPD-CHU case. Once again Arizona is mounting an execution under ...
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Ineffective assistance of counsel

Thomas v. Chappell, No. 09-99024 (5-10-12)(Graber with Bea; dissent by O'Scannlain). "Bo did it!" At least that is what petitioner claimed when prosecuted for two murders that occurred ...
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UPDATES IN CRIMINAL LAW

In the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the Court took on Cook v. Brewer, No. 11-5303 (3/16/11) (O'Callahan with O'Scannlain and Graber). Petitioner filed a 1983 action ...
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State v. Mark Goudeau

State v. Goudeau Capital Murder trial set for January 11, 2011
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