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Monday, December 6, 2010

Dissent from denial of certiorari in habeas case

Justice Sotomayor's dissent, joined by Justice Ginsburg, in Williams v. Hobbs is here. From the opening paragraph:

Today the Court refuses to review the Eighth Circuit’s conclusion that a State may withhold an objection to a federal habeas evidentiary hearing until after the hearing is complete, the constitutional violation established, and habeas relief granted. Because I believe such a rule enables, and even invites, States to manipulate federal habeas proceedings to their own strategic advantage at an unacceptable cost to justice, I respectfully dissent.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2010/12/dissent-from-denial-of-certiorari-in-habeas-case.html

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