United States Ninth Circuit

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McKinney v. Ryan, 09-99018

The court granted petitioner's writ for habeas corpus relief and held that the Arizona Supreme Court's "causal nexus" test for considering nonstatutory mitigation factors in capital sentencing violated Eddings v. Oklahoma, 455 U.S. 104 (1982), and thus was contrary to clearly established federal law.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2015/12/29

Judges

  • FLETCHER

Court

  • United States Ninth Circuit

Counsel