United States Third Circuit

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Mitchell v. Superintendent Dallas SCI, 17-3118

Affirmed the denial of habeas corpus relief to a state prisoner who claimed that his rights under the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment were infringed. The prisoner objected to the fact that jailhouse informants testified at trial about their conversations with his co-defendant, and he could not cross-examine his co-defendant regarding the statements. Rejecting his argument, the Third Circuit concluded that there was no violation of his Confrontation Clause rights that would justify habeas relief, regardless of differences between the law in effect at the time of his trial and current law.

Appellate Information

  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2018/08/23

Judges

  • Greenberg

Court

  • United States Third Circuit

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