Entries from Harmfulerror tagged with 'jury instructions'

Nevada Supreme Court issues opinion

McConnell v. State - the Court, sitting en banc, issues a per curiam decision affirming an order of the district court dismissing McConnell's post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case.  The Court concludes, in addressing...

US Supreme Court issues 5 opinions

Pearson v. Callahan - qualified immunity for police officers.  Unanimous opinion authored by Justice Alito.  The Court overrules the procedure for determining whether officers are immune from a civil rights action that was established in Saucier v. Katz.  It explains...

Interesting unpublished decisions

The Nevada Supreme Court has made available a new batch of unpublished decisions.  They may not be cited as precedent.  A few are of interest: Lewis v. State - the Court finds plain error based upon a jury instruction concerning...

US Supreme Court rules on jury instruction issue

The United States Supreme Court issued one decision today.  In Hedgpeth v. Pulido, the Court issued a per curiam decision, with 3 justices dissenting as to the remand, in which it held that a conviction based on jury instructions containing...

Nevada Supreme Court reverses murder conviction

Valdez v. State - The facts of this capital case are highly unusual in that when the jury returned its verdict of guilt on the charge of first-degree murder, the foreperson announced that they had also reached a decision as...

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