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Janusiak v. Cooper

United States Seventh Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
Affirmed. The state court determination that the long questioning and reference to access to her children were not coercion was affirmed, where a...
08/22/2019 19-1198

Panah v. Chappell

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Affirmed. Even assuming there was no reasonable basis for the state court to deny the claim as to the first two requirements under Napue v. Illinois,...
08/21/2019 13-99010

In re Rigsby

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Administrative Law
Reversed order granting writ of habeas corpus. Defendant, Rigsby, is serving a life sentence for murder. While in prison, prison officials found...
08/20/2019 F075680

In Re: Larry Swearingen

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Denied. The fourth federal habeas corpus petition and fifth motion to stay execution of a man convicted as a minor of capital murder were denied...
08/19/2019 19-20565

In Re: Dexter Johnson

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Partially denied, partially granted. The motion for habeas corpus of a death row inmate was denied as lacking merit, but a claim relating to the...
08/14/2019 19-20552

Pizzuto v. Blades

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Affirmed. Pizzuto’s habeas corpus petition challenged the Idaho Supreme Court’s 2008 decision that his execution was not barred by a state law...
08/14/2019 Pizzuto v. Blades

Young v. Pfeiffer

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Denying an application for authorization to file a second or successive habeas corpus petition, held that the Supreme Court did not announce a new,...
08/12/2019 19-70286

In re Masters

Supreme Court of California
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Denied habeas corpus relief. Masters was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. His judgment was affirmed in an automatic appeal. He...
08/12/2019 S130495

Osborne v. Hall

United States Fifth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed. The dismissal of a habeas corpus petition by a murder convict was affirmed because the district court did not err in determining that the...
08/12/2019 17-60321

US v. Sainz

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus
Reversed and remanded. Reversed the district court’s denial of a motion for a sentence reduction. Held that a district court may not sua sponte raise...
08/12/2019 17-10310