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  • Latest in the 9th Circuit
    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
    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
    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 in 1985 in a ...

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    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 challenging ...

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  • State v. Mark Goudeau
    State v. Mark Goudeau

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

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