Monday, June 07, 2010

Mickey v. Ayers (9th Cir. - June 7, 2010)

Douglas Mickey is sentenced to death in California even though there's "substantial evidence" in mitigation. The trial court grants a habeas petition with respect to the sentence due to ineffective assistance of counsel, but denies the petition with respect to the guilt phase. The case goes up to the Ninth Circuit.

Another decision by the out-of-control-liberal Ninth Circuit.