It’s dog-bites-man at the Supreme Court today. The Court once again has summarily reversed the Ninth Circuit in a habeas case. Today’s decision is here: McDaniel v. Brown. The Ninth Circuit’s divided decision (authored by Judge Wardlaw and joined by Judge Hawkins, with Judge O’Scannlain dissenting) is here.
Our blogging software asks us to put our posts in “categories.” In light of how often the Supreme Court summarily reverses the Ninth Circuit in habeas cases, I am adding a new category: “Ninth Circuit Smackdown (Again).”