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NEWTON v. DRETKE, 03-20925

Death row inmate's Application for a Certificate of Appealability is denied. Failure to grant a continuance to substitute retained counsel did not violate her Sixth Amendment right; the mitigating evidence she presented was clearly within the scope of the existing special issues.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 05/20/2004
  • Published 05/20/2004


  • W. EUGENE DAVIS, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DAVIS and PRADO, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Kenneth A. Williams (argued), Gonzaga University, School of Law, Spokane, WA, Yolanda E. Jarmon, Law Offices of Yolanda Jarmon, Houston, TX, for Petitioner-Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Katherine D. Hayes (argued), Austin, TX, for Respondent-Appellee.