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No SCOTUS Crim Action Today

The US Supreme Court announced only one opinion today, in a civil case.  Still waiting on the very ripe cases of Martinez v. Ryan, on supposedly ineffective counsel on state collateral review, and the Cooper and Frye cases on challenges to effectiveness in earlier plea bargaining when the defendant is subsequently convicted in a fair trial or enters into a fully voluntary and knowing plea bargain.  The oral argument today is a tax case.

Update:  Well, not quite no action.  After the above post was written, the Court posted three orders denying relief to Arizona murderer Robert Moormann.  (See here, here, and here.)  The Ninth Circuit issued three opinions in this case and the Towery case yesterday, which I plan to comment on soon.

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