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Capital Habeas Cases 2011
October 12, 2011 - - James v. Schriro - - The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of Mr. James's federal habeas petition, holding that trial counsel provided constitutionally-ineffective assistance of counsel at sentencing. The Court also denied Mr. James's Brady, Napue, and Giglio claims regarding a plea agreement for a juvenile co-defendant. Opinion

July 14, 2011 Thomas West Clemency

July 7, 2011 -- Hurles v. Ryan -- The Ninth Circuit reversed the district court denial's of Mr. Hurles's federal habeas petition, holding that Mr. Hurles had proven that the trial judge on his case was biased against him and was thus entitled to a new penalty-phase proceeding. Opinion

Donald Beaty v. Arizona and State v. Donald Beaty

Donald Beaty v. Arizona
stay application
cert petition
opposition to stay application
reply--stay application

State v. Donald Beaty
Motion to Vacate Warrant
Opposition--Motion to Vacate

April 28, 2011 -- Kemp v. Ryan -- The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of Kemp's federal habeas petition that raised claims including an alleged Miranda/Massiah violation and a voir dire issue regarding bias. Opinion

Cook v. Arizona, No. 10-9742 (U.S.)

cert petition
stay motion
opposition to stay
reply to opp to stay




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