Wednesday, February 07, 2007

In Re Walker (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 5, 2007)

Who'd you rather have writing your successive habeas petition? Someone who you paid $5000 and never did anything for you? Or Latham & Watkins, which has taken your case pro bono?

The latter. Obviously.

Beth Collins-Burgard and Daniel Seltzer team up and get the Court of Appeal to change its mind and to grant Hudie Walker a new trial for killing her husband in a chilling murder in 1990.

Justice Perluss writes an excellent opinion. And I'm sure that he received excellent, and diligent, briefs as well.

Just don't think that this is your typical habeas case.