Thursday, October 23, 2008

Styers v. Schriro (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2008)

One may perhaps take umbrage that it has taken 18 years for this death penalty case to work its way through the Arizona state system and finally get to the Ninth Circuit (after every court below denied relief). But you can't make the claim that the Ninth Circuit has inexcusably added to any such delay, as the oral argument was on August 20th, and the per curiam opinion was published today, two months later.

Pretty speedy.