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Smith v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant in a Texas death penalty case was not denied an impartial jury. He contended that it was unconstitutional to dismiss a potential...
06/13/2019 18-70015

Gouveia v. Espinda

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the double jeopardy rule prevented a man from being retried for manslaughter. At his trial, the Hawaii state court judge had declared a...
06/12/2019 17-16892

Shipman v. US

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a clause in the 2002 U.S. Sentencing Guidelines was unconstitutionally vague, specifically, the residual clause in the career-offender...
06/05/2019 17-3476

In re Raby

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a Texas prison inmate's motion seeking authorization to file a successive habeas corpus petition challenging his murder conviction.
06/04/2019 18-20826

Busby v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an amended opinion, affirmed that a man convicted of murdering an elderly woman was not entitled to federal habeas relief. He argued, among other...
05/20/2019 15-70008

Gonzales v. Davis

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a Texas inmate's request for a certificate of appealability to allege that he was incompetent to stand trial on capital sentencing.
05/17/2019 18-70026

Molina v. Superior Court (the People)

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a defendant seeking to vacate his conviction pursuant to People v. Rodriguez (2012) 55 Cal.4th 1125 followed the wrong procedural avenue...
05/17/2019 G056530

Garcia v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied a prison inmate's application for authorization to file a second or successive habeas petition. Held that the rule the Supreme Court recently...
05/16/2019 17-71759

In re Robinson

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Addressed a question regarding Proposition 66's procedures for collateral review of capital convictions. The specific issue here involved the 2016...
05/16/2019 B293216

Jensen v. Pollard

United States Seventh Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied federal habeas relief to a Wisconsin prison inmate who had been convicted of murdering his wife. He contended that the state court failed to...
05/15/2019 17-3639