Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vosgien v. Persson (9th Cir. - Feb. 13, 2014)

I have little to say about Judge Fletcher's opinion other than it's right, right, and right.  It's a nice, short opinion that's perfectly and concisely reasoned.  Well written.  Well done.

It's one of those rare cases in which a defendant gets habeas relief due to "actual innocence".  Though (1) we're talking about "legal" innocence here, and (2) defendant still doesn't get a ton of the relief that he's seeking, and will still have to spend a boatload of years in prison.

But as far as the opinion goes, it's spot on.