March 21, 2011
Today's criminal law/procedure cert grants
Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers and opinions below:
- Maples v. Allen: Whether the Eleventh Circuit properly held that there was no “cause” to excuse any procedural default where petitioner was blameless for the default, the state's own conduct contributed to the default, and petitioner's attorneys of record were no longer functioning as his agents at the time of any default.
- Rehberg v. Paulk: Whether a government official who acts as a “complaining witness” by presenting perjured testimony against an innocent citizen is entitled to absolute immunity from a Section 1983 claim for civil damages.
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