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Thursday, October 12, 2006

SCOTUS Heard Thomas v Musladin Yesterday

Supreme_court_20_4Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the oral argument in the Thomas v Musladin case.

Question presented: In the absence of controlling Supreme Court law, did the 9th Circuit exceed its authority under 28 U.S.C. sec. 2254(d)(1) by overturning Musladin's state conviction of murder on the ground that the courtroom spectators indluced three family members of the victim who wore buttons depicting the decesaed? Details. . . [Mark Godsey]  And here's some commentary from NPR

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