Thursday, November 10, 2016

U.S. v. McCandless (9th Cir. - Nov. 10, 2016)

This is a very well-written opinion.  Especially for a per curiam one.

Judges Wallace, Farris, and Watford carefully evaluate the merits but decide not to overturn the district court's decision not to grant bail in light of a pending habeas petition.  The panel's decision is partly based on the law -- it's (effectively) a mandamus petition, so the standard of review presents a high barrier -- and partly based on the facts.  Both are dispassionately evaluated.

Nicely done.