Friday, December 29, 2006

Supreme Court Reverses 9th Cir. Button Case

The Supreme Court reversed a 9th Circuit case granting habeas relief to a defendant during whose trial spectators wore buttons with pictures of the victim. Carey v. Musladin, 05-785 (Dec. 11, 2006).

The Court found that it was error to grant habeas because the California court's decision was "contrary to" or "an unreasonable application of" "clearly established Federal law." 28 U.S.C. 2254(d)(1).

Jurist's summary is here.

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