Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Echavarria v. Filson (9th Cir. - July 25, 2018)

The murder of an FBI agent during a bank robbery.  A confession allegedly obtained through torture by Mexican police officers.  A trial in which the judge was previously investigated for corruption, fraud and perjury by . . . the FBI agent who was murdered.  The defendant sentenced to death in that proceeding.

All from today's Ninth Circuit opinion.  And perhaps a future made-for-television movie.