Wednesday, September 05, 2007

U.S. v. Mitchell (9th Cir. - Sept. 5, 2007)

Don't be surprised if this one takes a little time to download. It's a federal death penalty case on direct appeal. Of an American Indian defendant. And tops out at a whopping 134 single-spaced pages.

Judge Rymer writes the majority opinion, and Judge Reinhardt writes the dissent. You shouldn't need a hint as to which way each one comes out.