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Jones v. Davis, 14-56373

In a habeas corpus case challenging petitioner's capital sentence in California, the district court's grant of the petition on grounds that the state's post-conviction system for capital punishment creates unconstitutionally excessive delay between sentence and execution is reversed where Teague v. Lane, 489 U.S. 288 (1989), bars the consideration of novel constitutional theories on habeas review.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/12/2015
  • Published 11/12/2015




  • United States Ninth Circuit