Monday, March 28, 2011

King v. Trujillo (9th Cir. - March 28, 2011)

Sometimes the urgent need to represent your client means that you file things that have very little likelihood of success.  Like here.

It's the best the lawyers can come up with.  But far from good enough.  It's a petition unanimously rejected by the panel.  Doesn't help, I'm sure, that it's composed of Judges Kozinski, Kleinfeld and Tallman.  Not the panel you're looking for if you represent the defendant here.

As a result, Eric John King has less than 24 hours to live.  He's killed in Arizona at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.