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SCOTUS: Substitution of Counsel for Missing Federal Habeas Filing Deadline

After counsel for a death row inmate missed the filing deadline for his federal habeas corpus petition, the prisoner requested substitution of counsel based on conflict of interest as his existing counsel could not reasonably be expected to argue that the prisoner was entitled to equitable tolling of the statute of limitations.   65 more words

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CA11: Reverses grant of writ in death penalty case

In this federal habeas corpus appeal of a Florida state death row inmate, the district court granted a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by advising the defendant to waive his right to a jury during the penalty phase.  79 more words

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CA11: Overturns writ of habeas corpus on Faretta issue

Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of police officer Scott Winters.  Overturning a federal district court’s issuance of a writ of habeas corpus, the Eleventh Circuit held that the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that the petitioner did not knowingly and voluntarily waive his right to counsel was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of clearly established Supreme Court law. 27 more words

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I was awestruck

December 6, 2014

My dearest beautiful soul mate,

I hope this letter finds you all well and blessed.  As I may have told you the letter postmarked November 25, 2014 came yesterday and the one postmarked December 1, 2014 arrived on Thursday?   1,182 more words


No Habeas Relief for Kiko the Chimp, Either

Matter of The Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v Presti,

___ AD3d ___, ___ NYS2d ___, 2015 NY Slip Op 00085
Last week I reported the decision of the Third Department rejecting habeas corpus relief for Tommy the chimpanzee. 189 more words


German Of The Day: Die Initiative Ergreifen

That means taking the initiative. You know, as in arresting two Salafists in Berlin Wedding on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Isis in Syria?

And it’s about freaking time, people. 34 more words


Wolfsburg: Volkswagens And ISIL Jihadist Cells

Prosecutors in Germany are reportedly investigating a suspected 50-member cell with links to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) that is planning terror attacks on German soil. 6 more words