Friday, November 2, 2007

October 19, 2007


Sometimes it’s just pretty clear that a guy’s habeas petition isn’t going to be granted and he’s going to have to stay in jail. As in, when the First Circuit includes this sentence in its decision: “There is no doubt that [aforementioned habeas guy] killed Tyrone Davis outside a bar in 1999 by stabbing him in the head.”

Habeas guy might have had some hope if the First Circuit had concluded the previous sentence after “1999” or “by stabbing him”, but they had to add that critical, visceral, honking detail: “in the head.”

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