Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Death Penalty: En banc granted: Pinholster v. Ayers, 525 F.3d 742 (9th Cir. 2009)

The Ninth Circuit has granted an en banc rehearing (525 F.3d 742 (9th Cir. 2009)) of a three judge panel which had actually affirmed the conviction but not the death sentence of Pinholster. The California Supreme Court had previously upheld the the conviction and sentence and the Ninth Circuit reviewed on habeas corpus; Pinholster v. Ayers, 525 F.3d 742 (9th Cir. 2008). The obvious reason for the rehearing: an attempt by those on the Ninth Circuit determined to prevent imposition of the death penalty. On December 9, 2009 the en banc court affirmed the three judge panel in a ruling that unequivocally confirms this statement. See, 2009 WL 4641748 (C.A. 9) and supplemental Blog.

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