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In re Taylor
California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Granted a defendant's habeas motion to remove a felony murder special circumstance. Held that he did not act with reckless indifference to human life...
04/19/2019 A155328
US v Clay
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Appeals court affirmed denial of petitioner's successive habeas petition stating that petition must show that it is more likely than not that the...
04/19/2019 17-60538
Washington v. Ryan
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that an Arizona death row inmate received ineffective assistance of counsel at the penalty phase of his murder case. Remanded with instructions...
04/17/2019 05-99009
Jones v. Davis
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that a Texas death row inmate was not entitled to federal post-conviction relief. Also upheld that the denial of his request for further...
04/15/2019 16-70003
People v. Superior Court (Jones)
California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a district attorney must turn over to defense habeas counsel the prosecution's jury selection notes, which were referenced during a...
04/09/2019 D074028
In re Palmer
California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Granted a habeas corpus petition filed by a California inmate and ordered him released from custody. Held that the repeated denials of parole he...
04/05/2019 A154269
In re Hernandez
California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Granted a petition for habeas corpus filed by a woman who pleaded guilty to a drug-trafficking charge. Held that her appointed trial counsel should...
03/26/2019 G054623
Troiano v. US
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that it was permissible to correct only the affected count of a federal inmate's sentence after his successful habeas petition. The district...
03/22/2019 18-15183
US v. Allen
United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
On a habeas petition, held that the district court should have held an evidentiary hearing on a federal inmate's claim that he received ineffective...
03/20/2019 17-60440
Valdez v. Montgomery
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a California inmate's federal habeas petition was untimely. Affirmed its dismissal, concluding that no grounds existed here for statutory...
03/14/2019 16-56845

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