Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nitschke & Fenenbock v. Their Wardens (9th Cir. - May 24, 2012)

There are only two published opinions from the Ninth Circuit this morning.  Both involve federal habeas petitions, one from a guy named Nitcheke and the other from a guy named Fenenbock

Both involve someone convicted of killing someone else.  Both involve claims that the trial court (and the state appellate courts) erred.  Both panels consist of a majority of judges appointed by presidents who were Democrats.

The Ninth Circuit affirms the dismissal of both habeas claims.  Unanimously.

Those crazy liberals on the Ninth Circuit.