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March 5, 2012 Supreme court opinion

Martel v. Clair A capital habeas petitioner asked for substitute counsel. The district court using the interests of justice standard denied the motion. The 9th Circuit held the standard was correct, but, based on allegations the habeas attorneys did not … Continue reading

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February 21, 2012 United States Supreme Court opinions

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v Brown The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled arbitration clauses involving wrongful death and personal injury claims in nursing home admissions contracts unenforceable. The United States Supreme Court reversed holding the Federal Arbitration … Continue reading

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February 6, 2012 4th Circuit published opinions

Richardson v. Branker In this death penalty habeas case, the panel held that North Carolina state court holdings on issues of ineffective assistance based on an age mitigation jury instruction, Brady violations and mental retardation were entitled to deference. The … Continue reading

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