Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In Re Singler (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 6, 2009)

"On February 1, 2007, Singler’s petition for writ of habeas corpus was summarily denied by this court. . . . On April 25, 2007, the California Supreme Court granted Singler’s petition for review and transferred the matter to this court, with directions to vacate our denial of the petition and to order the Board to show cause why it “did not abuse its discretion and violate due process in finding petitioner unsuitable for parole in June 2006, and why petitioner remains a danger to public safety." . . . On March 26, 2008 . . . we held [the] decision finding Singler unsuitable for parole was not supported by the evidence presented at the time of the hearing. . . . On October 28, 2008, the Supreme Court transferred this matter to us with directions to vacate our decision and to reconsider the case in light of [two cases]. We have done so and . . . ."

Third time's a charm?