Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'Ninth Circuit'

9th Circuit issues opinion on a pretrial double jeopardy challenges

The Ninth Circuit published a decision this morning in Wilson v. Belleque.  The opinion is instructive to state court practitioners who want to make a pretrial challenge involving double jeopardy to the federal courts following denial of a motion to...

Ninth Circuit finds 28 year sentence to be cruel & unusual

Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an opinion authored by Justice Bybee, found a sentence of 28 years to life imprisonment, under California's three strikes law, for failure to update an annual sex offender registration to be cruel...

Ninth Circuit reverses Nevada murder case

In Chambers v. McDaniel, the Ninth Circuit reverses a conviction for first degree murder based upon the Kazlyn instruction on first degree murder.  Roger Chambers was convicted of murdering Henry Chacon after an altercation between the two men.  Chacon was...

Ninth Circuit reverses Nevada death sentence

In Sechrest v. Ignacio, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reverses death sentences based upon a 1983 conviction for two murder convictions in Washoe County.  The 41 page opinion addresses procedural default issues, law of the case, an alleged Miranda...

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